Replace a Tooth in Our Franklin Dental Office
Losing an individual tooth can affect your appearance, chewing ability, and cause the surrounding teeth to shift and move. Dental implants are generally the ideal way to replace a missing tooth. The implant serves as a metal replacement for the root portion of the tooth that is lost. This then acts as an anchor point that a new crown can be attached to. The end result is a tooth that looks and feels natural. If a lost tooth is not replaced and the other teeth move, then this can lead to hard to clean areas that can contribute to gum disease. Additionally, the bone that was supporting the original tooth will melt away over time which can cause bone loss on neighboring teeth. Having an implant placed mimics the function of a natural tooth and prevents the bone from being lost.