JJ lost her front tooth in an accident 3 years before I saw her. She wore a retainer with a tooth on it until she decided to do an implant.
AF had been wearing a fake front tooth for several years and a previous dentist had placed porcelain crowns that were not to AF’s liking. We placed an implant in the gap and then placed 6 porcelain crowns. AF said it was a relief not to have to hide the unaesthetic teeth.
What do you do when you have a missing tooth or teeth? One of the best choices is to replace the gap with an implant. The implant body is placed into the bone and allowed to integrate/bond for up to six months. A porcelain crown can then be placed to perfectly mimic the missing tooth.
Dental implants can also be used to stabilize or strengthen removable appliances like dentures or partials.