Prior to recent technology, fixed bridges and dentures have been the answer to missing teeth. Though these methods are still effective, contemporary research demonstrates the superiority of dental implants for replacing missing teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium insert placed in the jaw to simulate a tooth root. After a period of time, the bone of the jaw heals around the implant and the patient is ready for dental restoration. Your artificial tooth is made to look and feel like your other teeth. A dental implant is sturdy, natural-looking, and an overall better alternative to fixed bridges or dentures.
For more information, visit aaoms.org or find an oral surgeon in your area. You can also learn more about other common treatments and procedures that oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform, including: