Crown and Bridge
Losing a permanent tooth, whether it is due to decay, gum disease, injury or accident can cause many serious problems for your neighboring teeth. If one or more teeth are lost, the support and chewing forces are altered. The remaining teeth may shift, teeth above or below may move up or down and out of the socket leading to an acceleration of periodontal disease and breakdown of the bone structure. If the missing tooth is not replaced, more teeth may eventually be lost due to the improper forces exerted during chewing. Dental implants reverse the negative impact of missing teeth and enhance your smile, speech and chewing function.