While there are several options for restoring a single tooth, a dental implant is a great option to replace your missing or damaged tooth.
A single tooth replacement or single tooth implant is a great solution for replacing a cracked or missing tooth. It may also replace a tooth that is in a state of decay or has come loose due to infection in the mouth.
It looks great and feels natural. A crown is fitted on the implant and abutment. It can be colored precisely match your existing teeth and will not come loose; it functions just like your other teeth.
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While a single implant is certainly a great choice, it must be the best choice for YOU. That is why we are not going to talk about why other options are “bad,” because they are not. They just may not be the most favorable option compared to a dental implant.
A traditional bridge rests on adjacent teeth that have been prepared to support it. The esthetic outcome for a bridge is also very good. As a Cosmetic Dentist & Surgeon, Dr. Shah-Khan will evaluate what is the best option for YOU.
A removable prosthesis such as a “flipper” is another option to replace a missing tooth. This is basically a partial denture with a single tooth. These are sometimes used while bone is forming around the implant, so the patient isn’t without a tooth. This should be used as a transitional option before getting implants.
A benefit that dental implants offer that sets them apart from other solutions is the way they bond with your bone. Implants are made from titanium, which adheres to bone over time. Titanium is also a popular choice for hip replacements and other bone-and-joint prosthetics. In your jaw, implants serve a similar function to the roots of teeth, so bone forms around the grooves of the implant “screw.” That is why they are so strong, allow your bones to stay strong, and are the superior option.