Have you recently had a tooth removed and are unsure if you are going to replace it? We know that it can be heartbreaking when a tooth is removed. No matter if the tooth is lost to decay, injury, trauma, or a medical condition, it can be tough to decide whether the tooth should be replaced. We are here to tell you that no matter the location of the tooth, it should always be replaced. Read on to learn about the importance of replacing your missing tooth.
Despite improvements in dental care, millions of Americans still incur tooth loss, mostly due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury. For many years, the only solutions to these problems were the use of crowns, bridges, and dentures. Thankfully, today we also have dental implants. A dental implant is a high-tech replacement tooth that mimics the whole tooth structure. A titanium post is surgically inserted into the jawbone beneath the gum line and then a crown, or the replacement tooth, is affixed to the implant.