Just one missing tooth can cause complex oral health concerns. These oral health issues can lead to costly repairs in the future. A single missing tooth will especially cause patients to be embarrassed to smile. Dr. Sal Lotardo and his dental care team will create a treatment plan that will replace your missing tooth with a dental implant.
Dental implants are highly effective when replacing a single tooth and have many benefits. We highly recommend replacing your missing tooth as soon as possible to reduce the chance for future complicated treatments. Some of the oral health issues that may arise from not replacing your missing tooth include:
- Gum Disease
- Teeth Shifting
- Bone loss in your jaw
- Tooth Decay
Replacement Option for Single Missing Tooth
For a single missing tooth, Dr. Lotardo will use a dental implant secured dental crown. A dental crown anchored to a dental implant is the most natural and durable replacement option for a missing tooth.
A small screw-like post, made of medical-grade titanium, will be surgically implanted into the jaw. The implant is designed to replace the missing tooth root structure and will fuse with the bone for long term support of the jaw.
Once healed, a dental crown will be attached to the dental implant for a permanent replacement.
Benefits of Single Tooth Dental Implant
A dental implant secured dental crown is the superior option for a single missing tooth. Whenever possible, Dr. Lotardo will recommend a single tooth dental implant as a conservative and effective treatment.
Despite this being the more expensive treatment option up front, it is the better option for your overall health. A single tooth dental implant is an investment in your health, confidence, and well-being. Benefits of a single tooth dental implant include:
- Easier oral hygiene routine
- The dental implant will never decay so there is no chance of ever needing a root canal or cavity filling
- Your adjacent teeth will not be damaged
- No bone loss because dental implants stimulate natural tooth roots to promote bone regeneration
- Will look just like your natural teeth
Learn More About Dental Implants
Click these helpful links to discover the benefits of replacing missing teeth with dental implants:
- Dental Implants: Overview
- Dental Implants FAQ
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants vs. Dentures
- All-on-4™ Dental Implants
- Multiple Teeth Dental Implants
Contact Our Offices
Are you interested in replacing one or more missing teeth? Call our Nesconset office at (631) 228-8780, our Riverhead office at (631) 574-3898, and our Roslyn office at (516) 217-6668. The professional dental staff at Bella Smiles are dedicated to providing care in a friendly and warm environment.