Missing One Tooth Implant – Pasadena, TX
Restore a Complete, Beautiful Smile
Nothing is more devastating to your self-esteem than losing a tooth. Although you may feel isolated by the empty space in your smile, 120 million Americans have also lost at least one tooth. Now, there are several options to rebuild your smile. You can choose a traditional bridge and crowns, or you can invest in the next best thing to your real tooth with a dental implant. Dr. Nguyen creates the customized treatment plan you need to love your smile again.
Single Tooth Replacement Options
Too often, patients don’t replace a lost tooth immediately because it’s only one. Although it’s a single tooth, it’s best to treat it right away to prevent irreversible damage to your smile.
When you lose a tooth, you’re also now missing the root which means your jawbone isn’t being stimulated in the area. As a result, it slowly deteriorates, causing your adjacent teeth to lose support. Over time, they drift toward the open space, leading to bite and alignment issues. Now, you have a heightened risk of additional tooth loss, cavities, and gum disease.
As you lose more teeth, it can lead to nutritional deficiencies because certain foods are too difficult to chew. Not to mention, your facial tissues will lose the support they need, making you look years older than your true age.
A traditional bridge and crowns replace the portion of your tooth that’s visible above the gum line. Dr. Nguyen takes an impression of your mouth to design a prosthetic tooth to match the appearance of the one you’ve lost. This bridges the gap between the adjacent teeth. It’s held in place by reshaping the adjacent teeth to bond dental crowns over them. This solution can last for an average of 5 years before needing to be replaced, but you’ll need to permanently alter healthy teeth.
Single Tooth Implant
A dental implant is the only treatment to replace the entire structure of the tooth, including the root. A titanium implant post is surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as a new root while also anchoring a custom-made crown in place. The crown is attached to the post using an abutment. This gives you a solution that closely looks and feels natural while also having the potential to last for a lifetime.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Single Tooth Replacement
A single tooth implant provides superior benefits because it goes a step further than a crown and bridge to also replace the root. As a result, you’ll enjoy:
- Over a 95% success rate to last for several decades.
- Looks natural using all-ceramic material.
- Restore as much as 70% of your natural biting force.
- Stimulates your jawbone to preserve its density.
- Stops dental drift to improve your oral health.
- Supports your facial tissues for a youthful appearance.
- Doesn’t alter healthy teeth.
- Cost-effective, long-term solution.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
If you’re ready to fill the empty space in your smile, it’s time to see if a dental implant is right for you. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.
I Need a Checkup & Cleaning I am Interested in Cosmetic Dentistry I am Looking for a Dentist for My Child I am Missing 1 or More Teeth I Have a Cavity or Broken Tooth I am Concerned About Bleeding Gums I am in Pain & Need Help I Would Like a Straighter Smile I am Interested in Sleep Apnea Therapy View Our Services