Single Tooth Implant – Denton, TX
Enjoy the Stability of a Dental Implant
Tooth Replacement Options
Despite 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?
A 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
A 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:
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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.