Single Tooth Implants
If you are missing a tooth and are considering replacement options, a single tooth implant may be your ideal solution. Dr. Mark Sweeney offers dental implant restorations to help patients restore both the function and appearance of their teeth. Whether you have lost a tooth from trauma, gum disease, or another cause, an implant is the restoration most similar to your natural tooth, as it is custom-designed, permanent, and requires no extra maintenance beyond normal brushing and flossing.
During the implant procedure, an oral surgeon implants a titanium post where your tooth root used to be. This should eventually fuse to your jawbone and become a part of your mouth, just like the original tooth. Dr. Sweeney will then create a customized dental crown to be permanently affixed to the implant. The results should look and feel very natural.
Single Tooth Implants Vs. Bridges
More and more people are discovering the significant benefits of replacing a missing tooth with an implant versus a traditional bridge. Beyond their natural-looking appearance, dental implants hold structural advantages that bridges do not. For example, bridges entail an artificial tooth that require the support of the adjacent teeth, which alters your otherwise healthy teeth. By opting for an implant, you are choosing a standalone replacement.
In addition, a single tooth implant has the ability to help prevent bone loss. Since the titanium post replaces the natural tooth root, the jawbone continues to be stimulated. As a result, it does not recede like when only the exposed part of the tooth is replaced. This long-term benefit helps you retain your facial contours to avoid the sunken-looking appearance that can develop over time due to a lost tooth.
Dr. Sweeney encourages individuals thinking about tooth replacement to set up a consultation at Austin Dental Spa so that he can determine whether they are a good candidate for dental implants.
Contact Austin Dental Spa
If you would like to learn of your treatment options for a single tooth replacement, please schedule a consultation with us. We look forward to helping you restore both form and function of your teeth!