Regardless of the course of tooth loss, that fact is not a solution but just a start for a possible cascade of problems:
- psychological discomfort
- unaesthetic smile
- ineffective chewing
- stomach problems as a consequence
- bone loss, deformation of the jaw bone, deformation of the face
- moving of the neighboring teeth
- problems with proper dental hygiene
- jaw parafunctions and dysfunctions
- pain in the crania mandibular joints and masticatory muscles
- and as a consequence loss of other neighboring and antagonistic teeth
Replacing teeth with dental implants
Replacing one tooth
A crown mounted on a dental implant is the best solution, if you have a tooth missing in the upper or lower jaw. The need to replace a missing tooth could be the result of an accident or because there was no predisposition for a tooth at birth.
Step 1 The need to replace a missing tooth could be the result of an accident or because there was no predisposition for a tooth at birth.
Step 2 The dental implant is installed in the jawbone. No healthy teeth are affected or damaged. With other replacement solutions, adjacent teeth might need to be ground down to support a bridge.
Step 3 The abutment is attached to the dental implant. A crown is then placed on the abutment, fitting perfectly at the edge of the gum.
Step 4 The new tooth is now complete and it is virtually impossible to see the difference between the existing teeth and the new tooth.