Missing teeth affect the health of your entire mouth. Even if only one tooth is lost, the rest of the teeth, gum tissue, and jaw bone are impacted. The remaining teeth tend to shift, which can causes discomfort and pain. Without the replacement of a tooth implant, the jawbone will begin to deteriorate.
Dr. Wong precisely places dental implants to help patients who have missing teeth to maintain good dental health. A dental implant is a titanium fixture that acts as a tooth’s root and is carefully placed into a surgically prepared site in your jawbone. The body will allow the bone to heal directly to the implant surface so the implant becomes fixed to the jaw and is stronger than the natural tooth. After the healing phase, the implants are fitted with either a crown, bridge, or implant denture.