The implant to replace one or more missing teeth
Dental implants may be considered as a treatment plan when a client has one or more missing teeth. A variety of reasons can explain why a client may end up with one or more missing natural teeth, the main ones being the extraction of diseased, heavily decayed or broken teeth or a congenital absence.
A dental implant alone cannot replace a missing natural tooth. An abutment must be installed over the implant after the implant is placed in the jawbone.
An artificial crown, a bridge or a prosthesis is made and then installed on the abutment, depending on the number of teeth to be replaced. If the client only has one missing tooth, a single crown is sufficient. If several teeth need to be replaced, the choices are multiple: use a single implant with several crowns welded by a bridge or a prosthesis or use several implants with separate crowns. This choice is up to the client, depending on the treatment plan recommended by the implant dentist.