Implants

Implants

Missing tooth

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
  • malocclusion
  • jaw parafunctions and dysfunctions
  • pain in the crania mandibular joints and masticatory muscles
  • and as a consequence loss of other neighboring and antagonistic teeth

Implants

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.