If you have a missing tooth you may be a candidate for a dental implant. The beautiful thing about a single tooth dental implant and crown is that when it is in place it looks like your natural teeth, so no one ever needs to be wise to the fact that you aren’t sporting your own pearly whites.
A single-tooth implant begins with a titanium metal screw, or cylinder, which is biocompatible with your body and is placed into your jaw, then attaching a crown to the implant. This replaces both the lost tooth and the root, supporting your jawbone health. Another benefit is that your gums surrounding the implant are also protected.
Another factor to examine when considering a single tooth implant, is the teeth that surround the lost tooth. Implanting a tooth does not destroy the surrounding teeth and thus preserving their structural integrity as well. The implants can last a lifetime, which makes it cost effective over time. Cleaning your dental implant is the same as taking care of your natural teeth. Above all, because implants never decay you will never need to worry about a root canal for that tooth.
Although dental implants do take more time to implement than other options such as bridges, the natural looking result may well be worth the wait. And since the implant feels just like your natural tooth neither your tongue nor your mirror will know the difference!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at 214.824.2130. We are here to help your smile last a lifetime!