In principle, there are several options for tooth replacement when you lose a single tooth. In the past, a bridge was often inserted in such cases. The teeth adjacent to the gap are ground so that they function as abutments for the bridge. Esthetics are especially important in the highly visible area around the front teeth. Implants offer the option of shaping the gums perfectly. The tooth and the soft tissue should form a harmonious unit. Unlike the procedure for conventional bridges, adjacent teeth are not ground or damaged. Healthy tooth substance is preserved.
A single dental implant is integrated into the row of the patient’s own teeth and is generally aligned harmoniously with the gum line. In an optimal procedure, the prosthetic restoration cannot be differentiated from the natural teeth.