Just one missing tooth can cause complex oral health concerns. These oral health issues can lead to costly repairs in the future. They can also lead to embarrassment. If you are missing a tooth, you should plan on having it replaced as soon as possible. Dr. Sal Lotardo is an expert implant dentist that offers several solutions to replace teeth. A single dental implant is the best tooth loss solution available. Not only is it better for your oral health but it offers better aesthetics and has a high success rate. He will create a treatment plan to 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 of 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 one dental implant. A dental crown is then attached to the implant. A dental crown anchored to a dental implant is the most natural and durable replacement option for a missing tooth.
An implant is a small post that is similar to a screw. Most implants are made of titanium which is a medical-grade metal that the human body tolerates well. The implant process is typically longer than other options. Your dentist will insert this post into the jaw bone at the void. It will replace the missing tooth root once it fuses with the bone for long-term support of the jaw. A partial denture or dental bridge will take less than a month complete.
Once healed, your dentist will attach the dental crown 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 upfront, 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
- Will not damage your adjacent teeth
- 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
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.