Many individuals who are missing just one tooth opt not to replace it.
They may not be willing to spend time and money on treatment because they
can still chew comfortably. They might not even give a thought to
aesthetics. However, even a single missing tooth can lead to serious
consequences! Teeth are like books on a shelf; if you remove one, the
others topple! That is to say, when one tooth goes missing, the ones next
to it may drift out of place and eventually fall out altogether. The bone
that once supported the tooth will also begin to deteriorate. Fortunately,
Dr. Tamo and our team can help you prevent such issues with our single
tooth replacement options.
Why Choose Dentistry @ 1881 for Single Tooth Replacement?
Experienced restorative dentist
High-quality, custom-made restorations
Compassionate, patient-focused care
Single Tooth Replacement Options
There are two ways in which we can replace a single missing tooth:
Fixed bridge. A fixed bridge has two crowns, which fit over
the teeth next to the gap (the abutment teeth). An artificial tooth
“bridges” the empty space. Many patients opt for a fixed bridge
because the treatment is relatively fast and affordable. A bridge can look
quite natural, last for at least several years, and deliver a strong bite.
Single tooth implant. A dental implant is a small piece of
titanium that replaces the root of a missing tooth. After it is placed in
the jawbone in a minimally invasive surgery, it integrates with the tissue
around it. Following that integration, Dr. Tamo designs and places a custom
crown to go on top of the implant and replace the visible portion of the
The Benefits of Implant-Supported Single Tooth Replacement
Implant-supported single tooth replacement offers several advantages over a
A dental implant is self-supporting, so it does not require that nearby
teeth be modified or effected. With a fixed bridge, the abutment teeth on
either side need to be filed down.
Because a dental implant replaces the entire structure of a missing tooth,
it is extremely sturdy and offers the most natural function possible.
Dental implants can last for several decades.
Dental implants support the jawbone and prevent it from deteriorating.
Non-implant tooth replaces do not support bone health.
You can take care of a dental implant in basically the same way you would
take care of a natural tooth.
We use Trios 3D scanner in our office. We scan instead of using gooey
impressions to capture the implant position and communicate with dental
lab. It is a cleaner, faster way to achieve a great result.
Contact Dentistry @ 1881 Today
Are you ready to say goodbye to the gap in your smile?
Contact our team today
to schedule your restorative dentistry consultation.