Single Tooth Implant

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Single Tooth Implant

If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it.  A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root. With implant crowns, you will be able to brush, floss, and chew with them the same way that you do with a natural tooth.

 

Why a single tooth implant instead of a bridge?

A single tooth implant is the best treatment option for replacing a missing tooth because it is most similar to a natural tooth.  It also returns a single tooth without sacrificing the health of the teeth around it. A bridge requires that surrounding teeth be milled down to support the cemented bridge.

A single implant is more visually appealing and more accessible to clean than a bridge. A bone that deteriorates beneath a bridge can change the look of your smile. If gums around a bridge recede, you may be able to see the metal base or collar. Bone loss can also occur with bridges.

A dental implant fuses into your jawbone helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.  The bone is better preserved because an implant entirely replaces the root.  A long-lasting natural smile can be better achieved by having a single tooth implant.  Interested in learning more about how dental implants work?  Peruse our Implants page or schedule your free consultation.