Single Tooth Dental Implants
A dental implant has been proven to be the best current option in replacing missing teeth, both in longevity and overall effectiveness. In fact, studies have found dental implants to have the highest level of long-term success over any other dental treatment. Having a dental implant placed is more than just replacing a tooth, it is the rebuilding of the base tooth structure.
What is a Dental Implant?A dental implant rebuilds the tooth root, fortifying a solid framework to permanently anchor a dental crown or other prosthetic device. Our staff at The Mugford Center can customize a treatment plan that will provide you the replacement of functional teeth that will not rely on or damage neighboring teeth. The surgical placement of dental implants is beneficial to our patients by increasing their aesthetic, and providing teeth that will work and feel like your own.
Are Dental Implants Really Worth it?
Daniel had the habit of carrying his dentures with him wherever he went. The lack of a tooth affected how he could chew foods, only taking small bites. Hot drinks were an impossibility for him, because they often caused painful blisters. After receiving a single tooth implant, Daniel is able to bite, chew and smile with confidence. He no longer has to remember to carry his dentures around with him, either.
"After receiving a single tooth implant, Daniel is able to bite, chew and smile with confidence."
How Does a Dental Implant Work?When a tooth is lost, there are multiple options, but stabilizing a false tooth can come with complications. Most false teeth are simply hovering over the gum tissue, connected to neighboring teeth either with cement or with the assistance of clasps. Both of these options are functional, but neither is ideal. To cement a false tooth we have to significantly reduce a neighboring tooth in size, and clasps are known to scrape and damage neighboring teeth. A dental implant does not rely on or use neighboring teeth.
Why do I Need a Dental Implant?A dental implant is different. Implants do not hover a false tooth but instead anchors a false tooth permanently in place. We surgically insert a metal post directly into your jaw bone. This option allows us to rebuild the tooth root with a firm foundation through the process of osseointegration. A dental implant provides you with a tooth, without damaging or relying on neighboring teeth.
What is the Dental Implant Process?The replacement of a single tooth with a dental implant is completed over multiple office visits. Generally, you can expect the following:
How do I get a Dental Implant?Are you ready to replace your missing tooth and schedule your dental implant consultation? It's about time that you no longer have to deal with your missing tooth. Call us today at (410) 260-0790, and we will create a customized treatment plan for your unique situation. We look forward to seeing you at our Crofton office soon! Are you looking for more dental implant information before you make your decision? Give us a call, and we can help!