When you have missing teeth, an alternative solution are dental implants. A dental implant is placed in the jawbone to replace a missing tooth root. The implant remains covered underneath the gum for approximately 4 to 6 months, while the bone grows around the implant. Then, a crown is attached. Implants are not connected to any remaining teeth like traditional crowns and bridges.
Dental implants provide permanent new teeth to restore your mouth’s appearance. They preserve the health of the rest of your teeth and jaw by preventing misalignment, jawbone loss, and other problems. Your restoration will look and function the same as your natural teeth. You can brush and floss regularly.
You can learn more about replacing missing teeth here: