Single Tooth

Dental implants are commonly thought of as an alternative to dentures or fixed bridges, but they also are frequently the best treatment option for replacing a single missing tooth. Implants have the look, feel and function of natural teeth. They can replace teeth that have been missing since birth, or teeth that have been lost due to other causes, such as infection, trauma, or decay.

single tooth dental implantOne of the most important results of dental implants is that they minimize the melting away of the jawbone that occurs when teeth are lost. When a tooth is lost, the underlying bone undergoes a gradual reduction, causing problems with denture discomfort, mobility, and affecting the appearance of the overlying facial soft tissue, giving the appearance of aging.Dental implants provide a foundation of support, and benefits include:

  • Increased chewing function and taste
  • Increased stability
  • Reduction of bone loss
  • Restoration of natural tooth appearance
  • Elimination of partials and/or dentures
  • Preservation of remaining natural teeth and bone
  • Increased comfort
  • Increased self-esteem