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Single Tooth Implant – Denton, TX

Enjoy the Stability of a Dental Implant

model of dental implant

Every tooth is crucial to your oral health and functions. Not to mention, a complete smile is vital to your self-esteem. When even one is missing, your confidence and quality of life can suffer devastating consequences. Now, you have several options to restore your beautiful smile. As an alternative to a traditional bridge and crown, Dr. Dunson can fill the empty space with a dental implant in Denton. No one will be able to tell it is not your natural tooth as you enjoy a solution that can last for decades.

Tooth Replacement Options

man missing a toothDespite several improvements in dentistry to preserve teeth for longer, tooth loss is still a prominent problem. In fact, 120 million Americans are missing at least one. The most traditional treatment for a single missing tooth is a bridge and crown.

Your dentist in Denton takes an impression of your mouth to create a prosthetic tooth. It is held in place by reshaping the adjacent teeth to bond dental crowns over them. Although it is effective, it requires you to permanently alter healthy teeth, and it will only last for a few years before needing to be replaced.

As an alternative, you can choose a solution that replaces the entire structure of your tooth, including the root. A dental implant allows you to enjoy several advantages over the traditional treatment to invest in your oral health and your quality of life.

What are Single Tooth Implants?

single tooth implantA single tooth implant consists of 3 parts. A titanium implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone to mimic the root. This stimulates your jaw to encourage new bone growth. Over the next several months your jawbone fuses to the post through a process called osteointegration. After you have healed, a special fixture called an abutment is placed on the post using a second minor surgery. It acts as a connector piece between the post and the crown. Your restoration is carefully crafted from all-ceramic material to match the appearance of your natural teeth. It will blend in seamlessly with your smile so no one will know it is not your own.

Benefits of Single Tooth Implants

woman with attractive smileA dental implant is the only treatment to replace the entire structure of the tooth. As a result, it provides several benefits that cannot be achieved using a traditional treatment, including:

  • Over a 95% 10-year success rate to last for several decades.
  • Looks natural using all-ceramic material.
  • Restores are much as 70% of your natural biting force.
  • Preserves your jawbone’s density to stop dental drift.
  • Reduces your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and additional tooth loss.
  • Supports your facial structures to maintain a youthful appearance.
  • Does not alter healthy teeth.
  • Cost-effective because it can last for a lifetime.

Schedule an Appointment Today

You can conquer the challenges of tooth loss and invest in a complete smile with a dental implant. Dr. Dunson will create the customized treatment plan you need for a beautiful, functional smile. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.