Implant placement is truly one of the most modern treatments oral medicine has to offer. While no longer "new," it is definitely the best way to replace teeth in most situations. Before implants, the only method of a fixed tooth replacement was a bridge. While bridges are wonderful, and are still used in many situations today, implants solve a major problem that bridgework caused; you don't have to destroy healthy tooth structure of the adjacent teeth. The more work that is done to a tooth; the more you cut into it, or remove enamel, the more problems you will have with it in the future. Implant placement focuses exclusively on the missing tooth or teeth and leaves the other teeth alone.
Replacing a tooth or teeth using implant therapy can range dramatically in complexity, and duration of healing. We encourage you to come in for a visit to discuss further with any of our dental professionals.