Dental implants can be used to replace individual teeth, which is a superior option to the traditional method of replacing individual teeth by fabricating a three tooth bridge. In some instances, utilizing a bridge to replace one missing tooth, requires grinding down the two perfectly healthy, adjacent teeth on either side. Instead of utilizing a removable dental appliance, multiple implants (such as an implant bridge) can be placed if you are missing several teeth. The roots of your teeth help stimulate and preserve your jaw bone. When a tooth is lost or pulled, you immediately begin to incur bone loss.
A Dental Implant acts not only as a tooth, but also its root. Replacing teeth with dental implants helps not only to preserve the health of the two adjacent teeth, but also stimulates, and therefore preserves the volume of bone in your jaw.