If you’ve lost just one tooth, you may be considering putting off replacement. However, your caring dentist and team at Premier Dental would like to encourage you to schedule a tooth replacement consultation appointment right away. Even a single lost tooth can impact your oral health, and when teeth go unreplaced, you’ll experience a number of concerns, including teeth shifting out of alignment and a greater risk for tooth decay and damage. Don’t put off your smile repair! Our Vero Beach dentist and team offer a number of tooth replacement solutions to ensure you get the beautiful, functional smile you deserve, including single tooth implants in Vero Beach. Call to schedule your tooth replacement consultation to get started today.
If you’ve lost one tooth, there are two main restoration options – fixed bridges and single tooth implants. During a tooth replacement consultation, we’ll examine your smile and discuss both of these options in order to help you better understand the costs, treatment timeline, and other factors that should influence your decision.
A traditional fixed bridge relies on healthy teeth on either side of a lost tooth for support. The placement process is completed over the course of at least two dental office visits. During your first appointment, we’ll prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel to allow the crowns to fit over the top. Then, we capture bite impressions that are used by the lab to create your fixed bridge, which combines a replacement tooth with dental crowns on both sides. Once we receive the final restoration, we place the entire prosthetic as a unit, cementing it into place over your prepared teeth for support.
A single tooth implant is a restoration option that attaches a customized dental crown to one implant post. A dental implant post replaces the lost root of your tooth, and it anchors the dental crown firmly in place like a healthy, natural tooth. Additionally, the dental implant will provide stimulus for the supportive tooth structures, so you’ll also maintain jawbone density and gum tissue volume for improved oral health.
If you’re still not sold on replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant supported crown, we encourage you to review the following advantages of this advanced tooth replacement solution: