The single tooth implant replaces the missing tooth’s roots. A single tooth implant is a stand alone unit and does not involve treating the teeth next to it.
If you are missing one or more teeth, there are plenty of reasons to correct the problem:
- A large space between your teeth, if obvious when you smile or speak, is a cosmetic concern.
- Missing teeth may affect how you speak.
- Missing a molar might not be noticeable when you talk or smile, but its absence can affect chewing.
- When a tooth is removed, the biting force on the remaining teeth begins to change. If a missing tooth is not replaced, the surrounding of the opposing teeth can shift.
- Bone loss can occur around the missing tooth.
Benefits of Implants
Implants fuse with the jawbone, offering firm support to man-made teeth. Dentures, bridges or single teeth mounted to the implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth – a very important benefit when eating and speaking.
This secure fit also helps man-made teeth feel more natural than typical bridges or dentures. And dental implants help to preserve the bone after teeth are lost or extracted. Implants are a good value, because they can last a lifetime with good care.