When a tooth is missing an implant can be a great choice for replacing it.
An implant is a small titanium post that replaces the roots of a missing tooth.
And supports a custom made crown. An implant can prevent a chain reaction of problems.
Including loss of bone in the jaw, shifting teeth, difficulty keeping teeth free of plaque and bacteria, grinding and clenching, and pain in the jaw joints.
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