One of the most common complaints that we hear from our patients is “my tooth has snapped and my dentist can’t fix it”. These cases usually mean that the tooth has been damaged in a way that can’t be repaired. This often happens to teeth that have had crowns in the past. The image below shows what these type of situations can look like.
Case Study: “My tooth has snapped and my dentist can’t fix it”
We understand that most patients don’t want to wear a removable tooth and they don’t want to damage the teeth on either side. A really safe and predictable restoration is to place a single dental implant and contour the tissues around it at the same time.
The first step is to “place” an implant into the jaw bone where the lost tooth used to be. Within a few months, we will work with a master technician to produce an unbelievably life-like crown that attaches onto the implant.
This results in a permanently attached prosthetic tooth that perfectly matches the existing teeth. This means the patient can enjoy eating and smiling again without having to worry about their teeth. The “after” image below shows one of our patient’s results from this process.
Dental Implants as a Solution for Missing Teeth
It is our priority to try to keep as many natural teeth as possible. However, it is a common situation for a tooth to be lost, which then needs to be replaced.
We believe that dental implants are the best long term solution for missing teeth. This is because they are durable and they look as natural as real teeth. Dental implants restore both the functionality and appearance of missing teeth.
For more information please visit our Dental Implants section on the website.
Contact Us if you would like to schedule a dental implant consultation.