Single Tooth Dental Implants – Mt. Holly, NJ
Seamless and Healthy Tooth Replacement
Did you know that even prolonging the replacement of a single tooth can have serious health ramifications? Besides the obvious gap in your smile, a missing tooth can cause misaligned teeth, jawbone density reduction, gum tissue deterioration, and even additional tooth loss. Unlike other medical conditions that improve with time, dental issues tend to only become more severe, which is why it’s important to replace your single missing tooth as soon as possible.
Single Tooth Replacement Options
To replace a single missing tooth, you have two options:
Fixed Dental Bridge
Also called a crown and bridge, this option restores the visible portion of your missing tooth with a prosthetic that is permanently attached to your remaining healthy teeth. This prosthetic tooth is connected to a dental crown on either side, which attaches to your natural dental structure. This option looks and feels like your natural smile, and it also supports your remaining teeth, keeping them from shifting into misalignment.
Single Tooth Implant
This option replaces your entire tooth from the roots up. Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed in your jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. Once your implant is placed, we can restore it with a beautiful, custom-made crown for a seamless replacement. The surgery involves a simple incision in your gums to allow access to your jawbone. After drilling a small hole in your bone, your dental implant will be placed. It can take 3 to 4 months for your implant to fully integrate with your jawbone, but this osseointegration process is precisely what allows your tooth replacement to look and perform so well.
The Benefits of Implant-Supported Single Tooth Replacement
While there are various options for single tooth replacement, dental implants offer benefits that you simply can’t get with other solutions:
- Health: With the crown and bridge procedure, a slight portion of your dental structure has to be removed. However, dental implants preserve the health of your remaining teeth while seamlessly replacing your tooth.
- Bone preservation: Dental implants are the only tooth replacement that stimulates your jawbone to prevent it from deteriorating after tooth loss.
- Comfort: Dental implants are rooted in your jawbone, allowing them to look and feel exactly like your natural teeth for unmatched comfort.
- Longevity: With proper care, dental implants can last for a lifetime.
Contact Mt. Holly Family Dentistry Today
When it comes to missing teeth, you don’t want to wait around for the negative effects that they can cause. To take your first step towards a healthy and complete smile, give our office a call to schedule a consultation with one of our expert dentists. We will examine your mouth carefully to determine the best replacement solution for you.