If a tooth and its root are missing, a crown secured on a dental implant provides an excellent aesthetic and functional solution. The dental implant replaces the missing tooth root and the healthy neighbouring teeth remain completely intact and do not need to be touched.
If two or more teeth are missing the gap needs to be closed as quickly as possible to avoid malpositioning of the teeth and jawbone. An implant-supported bridge can be used to close a multiple-tooth gap, with the healthy adjacent teeth remaining untouched. Alternatively, a partial denture can be supported by dental implants and removed as desired by the patient. Both these solutions offer considerably more stability than conventional dentures.
If the jaw is completely toothless, dental implants can be used to support a complete set of fixed teeth or they can secure a removable denture. Both these solutions offer considerably more stability than conventional dentures.