Call today for a free dental implant consultation, including 3D X-rays, (303) 214-9195.
Dental Implant Vs Bridge
Before dental implants became available, the only option for a single missing tooth was a bridge. A dental bridge is a 3-unit restoration, with crowns on both sides of the missing tooth and a false tooth in between. The main disadvantage to a bridge is that crowns have to be placed on either side of the missing tooth, and to place those crowns, healthy tooth structure has to be removed. In addition, down the line, those two adjacent teeth could develop decay, experience bone loss, or require a root canal.
Another disadvantage of a bridge is that the bone below the missing tooth can begin to deteriorate, whereas the dental implant post integrates with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration.
Your gums can also recede below your bridge, exposing the metal base of the bridge, which isn’t attractive at all.
Benefits Of A Single Tooth Dental Implant
Apart from aesthetics, the main benefit of a single tooth dental implant is that no other teeth need to be compromised. With a single tooth dental implant, we surgically embed an implant post into your jawbone. Once that area has healed, we attach a replacement tooth (crown) to the implant. Dental implants look, feel, and function like your natural teeth – no one will ever know you were missing a tooth.
Causes Of Single Tooth Loss
The primary causes of single tooth loss are injury, gum disease, severe decay, and heredity (a tooth never came in).
For further information about single tooth implants, or to schedule an appointment, please call (303) 214-9195 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make note: Our dental office is located in Lowry, near Quebec and Alameda, at 125 Rampart Way. We’re just east of the Lowry Town Center.