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Replacing Single Teeth

Dental Implants can put the teeth back in your smile!

 
 

Why teeth are lost?
     Missing since birth
     Decay
     Trauma

Why Dental Implants?
     Help preserve the bone
     Does not require any grinding on healthy teeth
     Better prognosis than bridges or partials

 

Replacing a lower front tooth.

 
 

                                        Missing lower tooth                Final crown

 A single implant preserved the teeth on either side of the open space.

Teeth that were once replaced with bridges or partial dentures can now be replaced with implants which will preserve the adjacent natural teeth!

 

Implants do not decay.

 
 

Note the decay on the back side of the teeth that supported the bridge.

 

Replacing a Maryland Bridge which has become loose because of recurrent decay. Dental implants eliminate complications associated with bridge work.  One major complication is the inability to clean the bridge at the connection with the supporting tooth.  This leads to a build up of plaque and calculus which will cause decay and periodontal bone destruction.

 

Decay around bridges is the major reason for bridge failure.

 
 

                 Decay around crown            Healed extraction site     Implants to support crowns

This bridge was in place for 4 years before it failed due to decay.

Failed bridges due to cement wash and decay are common and when it happens teeth are usually lost. A single implant would have solved the patient’s problem.

 

Classic Bridge Failure Due To Decay

 
 

      Decay on support tooth    Failed bridge     Implants in place   New bridge on implants.

The average life of a tooth supported bridge is 7 years!  When they fail on or both of the teeth that supported the bridge are lost.

 

BRIDGES ARE GREAT FOR CARS BUT NOT TO REPLACE TEETH!

REPLACING A TOOTH OR TEETH WITH IMPLANTS DOES NOT COMPROMISE ANY OTHER TEETH!

 

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