Depending on your situation, a dental implant
may be needed for your teeth. Sterling Smiles Dental
can examine and determine the best option for you. An implant is one option to replace a missing tooth. In this procedure, a small titanium shaft is surgically implanted into the bone and allowed to set. The bone grows around it forming a tight connection, which additionally slows or stops the bone loss that occurs when the root of a natural tooth is missing.Once the implant is firmly set in the mouth, the replacement tooth is attached to the top of the shaft. This permanent solution has the advantage over bridge work in that it does not stress the surrounding teeth for support, and, should the tooth wear out, another can simply be replaced.