When you have a missing tooth, you have 3 options:
- Get a denture or plate
- Get a bridge
- Dental implants
As you move down the list of options, expect the following:
- The cost increases.
- The complexity increases.
- The benefits improve as you move down the list. In other words, the benefits of a dental implant outweigh that of a denture or bridge.
So what is a dental implant? Put simply, it is a titanium screw that acts as a foundation for your tooth. The screw is embedded into your jaw during a surgical procedure, and after a period of healing, a tooth is then placed into the screw. That is a very simplistic description of a complex procedure!