Single Tooth Dental Implant – Sioux Falls, SD
Your Smile, Functionality and Dignity Restored
While losing just one tooth may not seem like that big of a deal, the reality is that each of your ivories is important to maintaining the position of the other teeth. That’s because they all rely on a natural system of shared tension. Thus, if you’re missing a single tooth, Dr. Bolen encourages you to be proactive in your efforts, and visit us at Family Dentistry of Sioux Falls to have a dental implant placed so you can soon enjoy the function and look of a full set of teeth!
What Separates Dental Implants from the Rest?
The dental implant process is considered to be the “gold standard” for tooth replacement because it restores the missing tension at the jawbone level, which then creates a sturdy and lasting foundation to support a final crown restoration. Then, over a three-to-six-month period, the existing bone forms a webbing of new cells around the titanium implant and soon fuses with it. This process, referred to as osseointegration, places dental implants in a class of their own.
The Replacement Options Compared
Generally, there are two primary ways to replace a single missing tooth: a fixed bridge or an implant-retained dental crown. The former involves the placement of a tooth-colored porcelain restoration that relies on the teeth on either side to act as anchors (called abutments) to secure it. The new fixture is cemented in place, but the entire process is done above the gum line.
The Benefits of a Single Tooth Dental Implant
In addition to acting as a strong and durable anchor, a dental implant provides these other key perks that are essential to your oral health, functionality and smile aesthetics: