Single Tooth Implant – Satellite Beach, FL
Restoring Smiles One Tooth at a Time
When teeth are missing, it is normal to try and find a replacement solution as soon as possible. In the past, a bridge or denture prosthetic was the only way you could achieve a restored smile, but with advancements in dentistry, there is a newer, more stable solution – dental implants in Satellite Beach! Even when it’s only one tooth that is missing, a single dental implant can fully restore your smile from the root up, giving you not only a more aesthetically pleasing appearance but improved oral health, too! Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Grant and find out if you are eligible for this innovative and truly unique tooth replacement solution.
Single Tooth Replacement Options
The great thing about restorative dentistry is there are many ways to achieve desired results. With a single missing tooth, you can opt for dental implants or a less invasive, non-surgical method such as a fixed bridge. This type of restoration includes three dental crowns fused together to create a bridge. Using the healthy, natural teeth living on either side of the gap, Dr. Grant will file down these teeth to serve as anchors for the bridge. Once the restoration is complete, he will carefully place the outer crowns over your natural teeth and secure the prosthetic in place, restoring the look of your smile.
A single tooth implant doesn’t just make it look as if your smile is complete, but it truly restores the entire tooth structure. Since the implant mimics a tooth root and is surgically placed into the jawbone, you will have a reduced risk of bone deterioration and additional tooth loss.
What Are Single Tooth Dental Implants?
Single tooth implants are made of titanium and can replace the tooth in its entirety. From the root to the visible crown, you will have what looks to be a completely natural smile because of its custom-made craftsmanship that matches the color, size, and shape of your nearby teeth.
Dr. Grant will use his years of experience to surgically place your dental implant before closing up the surgical site and sending you home to heal for a period of 3-6 months. This will allow osseointegration to occur, which is the fusing of the implant to the bone and nearby tissues. Once you’ve fully healed, you’ll return to our office where your dentist in Satellite Beach will place your customized dental crown.
Benefits of Single Tooth Implants
When it comes to dental implants, there is no solution more superior and here’s why:
- You’ll have greater stability because of the firm foundation provided by your jawbone and implant.
- You will have increased confidence because of your improved appearance.
- You will enjoy full functionality when eating, speaking, and chewing.
- You will not have to worry about your individual implant decaying; however, you should remember to maintain a good oral hygiene routine.
- You’ll get to enjoy your dental implant longer than a traditional bridge because of its ability to last decades or longer.