Single Tooth Implant – Medina, OH
Fill the Empty Space in Your Smile
Every tooth is essential for more than just a beautiful smile. Each one is also vital to your oral health and functions. Unfortunately, if you’re among the 120 million Americans who have lost a tooth, you’re living with the challenges of an incomplete smile. You can fill the empty space and restore your quality of life using a personalized solution. Besides traditional treatments, we also offer the latest options using dental implants.
Options for Single Tooth Replacement
Losing even a single tooth can have devastating consequences for your smile because you’ll slowly lose density in your jaw. As you lose more bone, your remaining teeth won’t have adequate support, so they will drift out of position. Over time, this can increase your risk of several new oral health concerns, like cavities, gum disease, and additional tooth loss. If you lose more teeth, you may need to limit your diet because certain foods are too difficult to chew. This can cause nutritional deficiencies that harm your general health.
Not to mention, it’s easy to feel insecure about the gap in your smile. You don’t need to hide your mouth when smiling or taking a picture. We can recreate your missing tooth using the best solution for you:
The most traditional treatment to replace a lost tooth is with a bridge and crowns. The portion of your tooth visible above the gum line is recreated using an impression of your mouth and all-ceramic material. It’s held in place by bonding dental crowns over the adjacent teeth. Although this is an effective option, you will need to permanently alter healthy teeth. On average, you can expect a fixed bridge to last for about 10 years before needing to be replaced.
A dental implant mimics the entire tooth structure. A titanium implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone to act as a new root. Your custom-made restoration is attached to the post using an abutment. It will take several months to complete your treatment, but it’s time well-spent because a dental implant can last for a lifetime with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene at home and visiting your dentist twice a year.
Benefits of a Dental Implant
If you have a missing tooth, a dental implant is an exceptional solution to rehabilitate your smile because it offers various advantages not possible with other treatments, including:
- Over a 95% success rate for a reliable solution.
- Looks natural to smile confidently.
- Regain as much as 70% of your natural biting force.
- Preserves your jawbone to stop dental drift.
- Supports your facial tissues for a youthful appearance.
- Doesn’t alter healthy teeth or rely on them for support.
- Long-term treatment that can last for a lifetime.
- Cost-effective because you should never need to have it replaced.
Schedule Your Consultation
You can overcome the challenges of an incomplete smile with dental implants. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to fill the empty space.