Implants are indicated whenever at least one tooth is missing. If the missing space(s) is not filled, the teeth surrounding the space often drift, the opposing teeth in the other arch will erupt further into the oral cavity (over-eruption) which can change in bite, bone loss in the area, and even changes in speech. The popularity of implants has increased over the years.
After the implant has been placed, your gum and bone will continue to grow around it, ensuring that the implant stays firmly in place (osseointegration of the implant). Once the implant is fully integrated into the bone, it is ready for prosthetic restoration such as a crown, a dental bridge or a partial denture.
To discuss Dental Implants further, please call us at 905-775-6464.