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Farmington dental implants and bridges replace missing teeth

August 4, 2015

A dental implant consists of a titanium screw, abutment and porcelain crown.Missing teeth challenge how a person looks, speaks and eats. Left untreated, empty tooth sockets quickly lead to jaw bone recession. Dental implants and fixed bridgework are 2 common tooth replacement options offered by Thomas G. Peters DMD MAGD at Farmington Valley Dental.

When accident, periodontal disease or extensive decay cause tooth loss, immediate replacement is important to retain normal speaking, chewing and aesthetics. Plus, the human body naturally resorbs jaw bone vacated by missing teeth.  Less bone impacts the strength of surrounding teeth and also the overall facial structure.