By: Dr. Elston Wong Dentistry  24-09-2012
Keywords: dentistry, Dental

In general, the longest-lasting tooth replacement is by use of a dental implant. When replacing a single tooth, titanium posts are placed into the actual bone where the missing tooth used to be, and a tooth is then attached to that post. If possible, implants are preferred because they don’t require any damage to other teeth (unlike bridges or most dentures), they prevent the bone around them from resorbing further (which happens when teeth are lost), and they allow easy flossing between teeth (unlike bridges where floss must be passed underneath, or dentures which must be removed).

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