Single Dental Implants
Before And After
A missing tooth can hold you back, cause you embarrassment, or even threaten your long term health. When you’re missing even one tooth, the other teeth in the mouth will need to make up for its absence, which can mean chewing at unintended angles, putting stress on the surfaces of those teeth. You may also experience bone loss later in loss as that part of the jaw no longer receives feedback from chewing. It can all result in a reduced quality of life.
Fortunately for patients with this concern, dental implants are a trusted and long established solution that is easy to put into motion and relatively affordable when compared to alternatives and possible complications that can come from a missing tooth.
A New Smile, One Tooth at a Time
Single dental implants are secured into the jaw with titanium screws, which integrate naturally with the bone of the jaw. A crown is fabricated which looks exactly like your natural tooth, and secured to the implant setting. That’s all it takes, but it can make a world of difference for patients that are missing one or more teeth.
- Dental implants are secure. Titanium is one of the strongest metals used in medical care, and chosen for its ability to integrate well with bone. That means your new tooth will be firmly rooted, and won’t fall or become loosened. In fact, dental implants can often be stronger than natural teeth.
- They’re customized to look natural. The cosmetic step of the procedure involves the proper shaping and shading of the tooth to match the rest of your teeth. That means your new prosthetic will look, and feel, like one of your own teeth, and that you won’t have to worry about any embarrassing mismatching.
- They can last a lifetime. While the prosthetic crown itself may need to be replaced, dental implants can last as long as multiple decades with proper dental care and barring physical damage to the tooth. This is a solution that is meant to last as long as you do, and patients definitely notice the difference over alternatives, such as bridges.
Get a jump start on your dental health today by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Patel at his Downtown office. You can get more information on the flexible financing options available for implants, average recovery time tables, and more.
Schedule Your Appointment with Us Today
Call our office, or contact us through this website for more information on setting up an appointment for examination, and be sure to ask for more information about our sedative therapy techniques. We’ll be more than glad to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your next procedure, and how we can make it a better experience for you.