Are you missing one tooth? Unfortunately, this isn’t an issue that should be ignored. Many people think that just one missing tooth won’t affect anything except for their appearance. However, even just one lost tooth can cause serious damage to your smile. Unlike other medical conditions that get better with time, dental issues will only grow worse if treatment is prolonged. A missing tooth can lead to problems like jawbone deterioration, misalignment of teeth, and even additional tooth loss. At Lawrence Square Dental, we offer multiple options for single tooth replacement and we even place and restore dental implants all under one roof as a premier solution.
We offer two options for a single missing tooth: a fixed bridge or a dental implant. After examining your smile and discussing your desired results, we’ll be able to recommend which treatment is best for you.
This fixed prosthetic replaces the visible portion of your tooth by literally bridging the gap. Using dental crowns on either side, we can support your bridge for a beautiful and functional replacement. This restoration will prevent your teeth from drifting into the gap and give you a better quality of life.
Unlike the previous option, a single tooth implant replaces your entire tooth from the roots up. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed in your jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. Once it has permanently integrated into your jawbone, we can mount your custom-made dental crown for a strong and beautiful smile. This solution doesn’t require removing any of your surrounding dental structure to use as support.
While both options are better than none at all, an implant-supported tooth replacement can bring you valuable benefits that you won’t receive with other solutions, including:
Replacing your missing tooth shouldn’t be prolonged. Now that you know that this is more than just a cosmetic problem, contact our office right away for treatment. While most dentists have to send you to a different practice to receive your dental implant, we place and restore them at the same location. This leads to quality, consistent, and convenient dentistry.