In the past when people lost one or more teeth and wanted to replace them, they had only two options: partial dentures or fixed dental bridges. If they lost all their teeth, then they had only one option: complete denture/fake teeth. Since the invention of modern dental implants in the 1970’s, a third and more reliable option was introduced as a superior treatment to replace one or even all the missing teeth.
When you lose your teeth and don’t replace them, your jawbone will shrink. With placing dental implants, we are not only able to add teeth to your jaw but we also are able to maintain the existing jawbone. This is a very important feature of implants as they maintain the shape and strength of your jawbone.