Dental Implant and Crown for a Single Tooth
Losing a single tooth may not always seem like a big deal, especially if its loss is in the back of your smile, where it won’t be noticed. However, losing even one tooth can have devastating consequences for the long-term health and integrity of your smile, and if ignored, it can greatly increase your risks of losing more teeth in the future. While dental bridges are a common solution to replacing a lost tooth, we believe that a single tooth dental implant and crown offers significantly better results. From improved stability and comfort to more lifelike esthetic and functional results, a dental implant and crown can rebuild and protect your smile more effectively than a traditional bridge.
The Benefits of Single Tooth Implants
- Better support for your replacement tooth: A traditional dental bridge consists of a replacement tooth (or pontic) supported by dental crowns that are bonded to nearby healthy teeth. By contrast, a dental implant is inserted into the jawbone, anchoring your replacement tooth in the same manner as healthy teeth are anchored by their roots, offering significantly improved comfort and support.
- Improved long-term dental health: Dental bridges are crafted from lifelike materials, such as porcelain, that make your replacement tooth almost indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth. However, only a single tooth implant and crown can restore the lost root of your tooth, which reestablishes vital stimulation to keep your jawbone and smile healthier in the long run.
- Maximum preservation of healthy tooth structure: Because a single tooth implant does not rely on the support of healthy tooth structure like a dental bridge, choosing a single tooth implant means you can preserve a maximum amount of your remaining healthy tooth structure. This further improves your long-term oral health by leaving your healthy teeth undisturbed.
Ask Your Dentist About a Single Tooth Implant
If you’ve lost a tooth and want to learn more about the benefits of replacing it with a single tooth implant, then speak with your dentist to find out if you qualify. Schedule a consultation with us by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, today at 832-437-3849. You can also request an appointment online by filling out our form here. We proudly serve patients from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.