Single Tooth Replacement With A Dental Implant
Typically when individuals are missing a tooth, whether a visible front tooth or a back tooth, they were faced with only one option; to grind down the natural teeth or adjacent teeth to restore the tooth with a ceramic crown. The drawbacks of this procedure includes:
- Damaging otherwise healthy adjacent teeth to replace the missing tooth.
- Potential for decay to occur on the natural tooth, under the crown, leading to the crown to fall off as well as a potential root canal years down the road.
This is why replacing a single missing tooth with a dental implant is often the best choice for your overall oral health. With a single dental implant, the implant post mimics the root of your tooth to preserve the bone and overall jaw structure near the missing tooth. A crown is then placed which looks and functions just like your natural tooth, requiring no additional maintenance beyond brushing and flossing.
The benefits of a single tooth dental implant include:
- A natural look, feel and function to your other natural teeth.
- The natural adjacent teeth no longer need to be ground down to support the replacement crown.
- There is no visible jawline defect caused by bone loss.
- Stimulates the jaw bone to prevent deterioration that could impact the facial structure.
- Hygiene and maintenance is similar to natural teeth maintenance.
- The risk of tooth decay and or a root canal on the replacement tooth is eliminated.
- Improves the quality of your smile.
- Fills any gaps in your smile.
- Boost self-confidence and increases self-esteem.
- Creates an even and uniform smile.