By louettadent16005402, Jul 17 2017 06:07PM
Implants are one of the best ways of replacing missing teeth. They need to be done before the space and the bone goes away, otherwise they are more complicated. Full tooth replacement usually consists of an implant (root replacement), an abutment (a piece that attaches to the implant and comes out of the gum), and a crown.
One alternative for tooth replacement is a bridge (where the teeth on either side of the space are crowned and a replacement tooth is between the crowns and it is permanently cemented into place). This is faster, tooth replacement, but has it's diadvantages.
Another alternative is a removable partial denture (which has a good place where multiple teeth are missing in the same arch and there is a financial concern).
At Louetta Dental we like to give you all the options.