Single Tooth Dental Implant – Fort Worth, TX
Replacing Missing Teeth to Improve Your Smile
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 it difficult to chew food, 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!
Single Tooth Replacement Options
To replace a single tooth, there are two options: a fixed bridge or a dental implant. Here are the differences between them:
- Fixed Bridge – This apparatus consists of two or more porcelain crowns that are affixed in series to replace consecutive missing teeth. The fixture is secured by being bonded to the surrounding teeth, which act as abutments (anchors).
- Single Tooth Implant – This is a cylinder-shaped titanium post that is surgically inserted into your jawbone. After there has been sufficient healing, Dr. King will add an abutment, which, in this case, is another titanium fixture that screws into the dental implant and allows a porcelain crown to be securely attached.
The Benefits of Dental Implant Placement
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 starters, 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 necessary tension 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.
Contact Summer Creek Dentistry Today
If you’ve been living with a missing tooth, and you’re ready to finally be 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!