If you’re missing a tooth, you’re probably well aware of how your tongue gets drawn to the gap and how the space also harbors loose particles of food.
For many people, a single dental implant procedure is a permanent, healthy and aesthetic alternative to a broken or missing tooth. Not only does it replace the missing tooth but also the tooth root, which means that the dental implant looks, feels and acts just like a natural tooth. If the missing tooth is from the front of your mouth, then you probably feel self-conscious when you smile too.
People who are missing just one tooth no longer have to rely on traditional options such as bridges which can damage neighboring teeth. Instead, a long-lasting solution is offered by a dental implant which has the ability to give you back your smile and your self-confidence. Bridges require the grinding down of healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth to hold the bridge in place. This can compromise the long-term health of those teeth. In addition, a bridge does not replace the root of the missing tooth, and without this, the surrounding bone which once held the root in place begins to degenerate.
The dental implant procedure for single tooth replacement takes longer than more recognized methods, but the result is a long-lasting and durable prosthetic. The actual procedure consists of three main steps:
A single dental implant not only has the ability to permanently restore your smile, but it will give you back your self-confidence. Take that next step, and contact Dr. Gohill and the team at (954) 791-6666, and book a consultation today.