Losing a tooth to decay, infection, or injury can be painful and embarrassing, but you aren’t forced to live with a gap in your smile forever. Dental technologies have advanced significantly in the past decade, making permanent dental implants the gold standard of care for modern tooth replacement.
An implant is a prosthetic tooth root anchored directly into your jaw with a durable titanium screw. A crown attaches to the implant to replace your natural tooth structure. When replacing your missing tooth, there are many reasons to consider a single-tooth implant over other replacement methods.
Restore the Look, Feel, and Function Of Your Natural Tooth
Unlike bridges or dentures, a dental implant actually replaces the entire structure of your missing tooth. A titanium screw replaces the missing tooth root and fuses with the jawbone to become a permanent part of the mouth. Once the crown is affixed to the implant, you can chew, talk, laugh, and smile like normal. Your single-tooth implant will look so natural that nobody will suspect it’s not real. [Read more…]