Single Tooth Dental Implants – North Phoenix, AZ
Don’t Leave the Gap in Your Smile Empty
Some patients think they won’t miss just one tooth, especially if no one else can see the empty space. The truth is that losing just one of your pearly whites can eventually lead to the others drifting out of alignment; your jawbone will deteriorate as well. You might even start losing more teeth as a result. As soon as you know you’re facing life with a gap in your smile, make an appointment with Bell Road Dental Care; we can recommend a replacement options such as dental implants in North Phoenix.
Single Tooth Replacement Options
A single dental implant, combined with a crown, can replace an entire tooth from the roots up. The implant itself will be a metal post (normally made out of highly biocompatible titanium) that sits in the jawbone under the gum line. It acts as support for the crown that replaces the visible part of your teeth. The surgery for the implant posts and the placement of the crown are usually performed separately; that’s because the jaw needs about three to four months to fuse with the implant during a process called osseointegration. Once that’s done and the crown can be placed, you can enjoy a restoration that feels and functions like a natural tooth.
Another option for tooth replacements is a fixed bridge. This is a pair of crowns supporting a fake tooth. The crowns are attached to the remaining teeth next to the empty space. This type of restoration is also useful for holding your other teeth in place and letting you eat and speak normally again.
The Benefits of Implant Supported Single Tooth Replacement
We’ll make sure to recommend the tooth replacement option that works best in your unique situation. If dental implants would work in your case, there are several benefits to using them instead of a dental bridge. For example:
- Only dental implants can prevent bone loss in your jaw by making sure it gets the stimulation that it normally loses once your teeth are gone.
- Bridges often call for the removal of tooth enamel, which isn’t necessary when getting dental implants.
- The crown will be made from a beautiful, lifelike ceramic, and the implant post will be hidden under the gums; most people who see your new smile won’t even notice you have a false tooth.
- Brushing, flossing, regular dental appointments, and overall excellent oral hygiene are all it takes to take care of your dental implants.
- Dental implants can last for 30 years or longer; dental bridges will normally need to be replaced after 10 years.
Contact Bell Road Dental Care Today
The longer you wait to replace your missing tooth, the more complex the dental implant process is likely to become. Don’t delay any longer than necessary; make an appointment with our talented dentists right away so that you can start making a plan for fixing your grin and protecting your oral health.