Losing a front tooth can happen to anyone. The good news is that there is a straight forward and predictable way to replace a missing front tooth.
A dental implant is about the same size as the root of a natural tooth. It is positioned underneath the gum where the root of the tooth used to be. At all stages during treatment there is a temporary tooth in place until the new tooth is connected to the implant . The implant tooth will look, feel and function like a natural tooth.
Advantages of a dental implant:
Appearance : The highest quality porcelain is used to create a new tooth which blends in with your neighbouring teeth, so no one will know the difference. The dental implant acts like a new root and therefore helps to preserve the gum and bone which surrounded the tooth. This will provide a healthy natural environment for the implant tooth to blend in with the neighbouring teeth and gums.
Comfort : Not only will the implant look like a natural tooth, it will feel like one too. This is due to the fact that the implant tooth will replicate the dimensions of a natural tooth, and the high quality porcelain replicates the feel of tooth enamel.
Eating: The implant is as secure as a healthy tooth and this allows you to bite and chew food on the implant just like you do with your other teeth. You will be able to bite an apple and chew steak!
A healthy mouth: As the dental implant acts like a new root, it supports the new tooth by itself. It doesn’t put pressure on neighbouring teeth or cover the gums.
A tooth for life: Dental implants are very predictable and have a 95% success rate. If you clean and take care of your implant like your other teeth, it can last a lifetime.
Confidence: All these benefits will give you great confidence when you are smiling, talking and eating.