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The Modern Solution to Missing Teeth: Single-Tooth Dental Implants

June 10, 2024

Losing a tooth can be a distressing experience, whether it happens due to injury, decay, or gum disease. In the United States alone, millions of people are missing at least one tooth. A missing tooth doesn't only affect your oral health and function but may also impact your appearance, self-image, and confidence. At the office of Dental Life, we understand just how significant the impact of a missing tooth can be and provide the most advanced solutions for tooth replacement, including traditional fixed bridgework and dental implants.

Dental Implants: A Modern Approach to Tooth Replacement

In the past, a fixed dental bridge was the most popular method for replacing a single missing tooth. A bridge consists of an artificial tooth anchored by two dental crowns placed on the teeth adjacent to the edentulous area. While dental bridges remain an effective and satisfying method for tooth replacement, you may also be a candidate for a single-tooth dental implant.

The Advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants represent the most advanced method of replacing missing teeth available today. Unlike traditional bridgework, a dental implant eliminates the need to prepare and crown adjacent teeth. Instead, a single dental implant restored with a crown will be an effective and permanent replacement for a missing tooth. In addition, since a dental implant gets placed directly into the jawbone and behaves the same way as the root of a natural tooth, it provides the ongoing stimulation necessary to preserve bone mass and support facial contours.

The Versatility of Dental Implants

Dental implants are not only an excellent solution for replacing a single missing tooth but can also be used to replace multiple missing teeth up to an entire smile! They provide outstanding support for long-span bridgework and full-arch restoration and even offer added retention and stability to removable dentures.

Why Choose the Office of Dental Life?

At the office of Dental Life, you can rest assured your smile is in the best of hands. We provide precise and gentle care and use the leading treatment methods and generations of dental ceramics to give you a smile you're confident sharing. Patient care and comfort are our top priorities, and we're here for you every step of the way. Call today to learn more about single-tooth dental implants and all the implant solutions we offer or to schedule an appointment for care.