Even if you’re missing just one tooth, it can lead to serious problems if it’s not replaced in a timely fashion. For starters, it can make chewing food difficult, and you’re likely to become hesitant to smile for photos. Thankfully, when you visit Summer Creek Dentistry, Dr. King has an effective answer to your smile and functionality woes: the placement of a single tooth dental implant. Read on to learn more about the process. Then, reach out to our office to schedule your first visit and prepare to enjoy a brand-new smile!
To replace a single tooth, there are two options: a fixed bridge or a dental implant. Here are the differences between them:
The reason that dental implant insertion is considered to be the crème de la crème of tooth replacement is that it offers a host of benefits. For instance, with an implant, you don’t have to alter any of your other teeth, as the fixture is completely self-sufficient.
Additionally, it is the best way to prevent the bone degeneration that is common with prolonged tooth loss, as the stimulation needed to encourage new bone growth is restored with the insertion of the implant into the jawbone. This also helps to prevent any shifting of the remaining teeth, which could lead to malocclusion (poor bite) and a greater chance of gum infection.
A final perk of receiving a dental implant at Summer Creek Dentistry is that you’ll have a smile that looks like you were born with it. That is greatly attributed to the fact that instead of resting atop the gums, dental implants are the only form of tooth replacement that insert into the jawbone, which creates a natural looking appearance while restoring up to 75% of your original chewing capacity.
If you’ve been living with a missing tooth, and you’re ready to finally have it restored, now is the time to take action. Contact Summer Creek Dentistry today to request an initial appointment with Dr. King so you can get on the path to achieving a beautiful and functional new smile!
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