Anyone can lose a tooth. It often happens in seconds: playing sport and a tooth is gone, just like that.
Although it is a shock, it does not need to be a great drama anymore. Implants resolve this small problem naturally and invisibly.
Eilertsen Dental can insert a small high-tech root at the position where the natural tooth was in the jaw. This usually does not take any longer than any other routine treatment by your dentist. A temporary restoration closes the gap until the implant is healed. Then the final tooth crown is fixed in place – permanently. With the new root it is fixed firmly in the jaw and feels identical to your natural teeth.
It’s your choice: conventional bridge or implant?
Traditionally a missing tooth would be replaced with a fixed bridge. Unfortunately, healthy teeth must be ground down to fix the bridge in place meaning the teeth that are on the left and right of the gap. These teeth act as bridge abutments with the denture fixed to the bridge with the aid of crowns. At first glance it can look like a natural tooth but it is not attached to the jaw like a natural tooth meaning over time the bone weakens and deteriorates gradually. This is why bridge components are often clearly visible when people are laughing and talking.
A similar problem occurs when the lost tooth occurs at the end of a row of teeth and small metal clasps are attached to the neighbouring teeth. This will typically erode neighbouring teeth over time and can cause further tooth losses.
Luckily dental implants from Eilertsen Dental care solves all of these problems giving you the chance to replace a missing tooth naturally and safely. An implant-borne crown does not need retainer clasps. It is not necessary to grind down any teeth. The implant also retains the natural shape of the jaw bone. Our implants imitate the anatomy of the natural tooth root, so the bone and gum are correctly loaded and shaped. No one will detect the tiny difference, not even you. Your new tooth is used in exactly the same way as its natural neighbours. You take care of it in exactly the same way, and it will stay in place, even if you continue to play sport vigorously.
Below you can see a typical case where a missing front tooth is restored using an implant crown.
Stage 1 – a healing cap in place over the implant.
Stage 2 – a specialized abutment attached to the implant.
Stage 3 – the final crown attached to the abutment.