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.