Dental Implant for a Single Missing Tooth
The dentists at Brighter Smile Family Dentistry and Orthodontics in Sterling, VA will suggest replacing a single missing tooth with a dental implant. This solution will work for a tooth that is congenitally missing or missing due to trauma, gum disease, or decay. Dental implants are better for your health, confidence, and overall well-being.
Even a single missing tooth will lead to complex oral health issues that will affect your overall health. Not to mention it will affect your smile and make you feel self-conscious. Issues such as halitosis (bad breath), a higher risk of developing gum disease, and tooth decay are all concerns when a single tooth is missing. The sooner you have the tooth replaced, the more effective the treatment will be.
Implant Supported Dental Crown
An implant supported dental crown is the number one dentist recommended way to replace a single missing tooth. Your Brighter Smile dentist recommends placing a single dental implant in the jaw bone at the void and capping it with a dental crown. This conservative and effective treatment is the best way to invest in your health and well-being. However, in most cases, this solution will cost more and the process to complete it will take longer. The benefits of choosing a dental implant supported crown to replace a single missing tooth include:
- Easy to care for
- The dental implant will never suffer from decay
- No natural teeth need to be harmed
- The implant will prevent bone loss in the jaw
- The restoration will look and function like a real tooth
Can any tooth be replaced with an implant supported dental crown?
No matter which tooth you are missing, we can replace it with an implant supported dental crown. Your dentist can insert an implant fixture anywhere along the arch. Then we can create a natural looking dental crown that will replace that tooth and blend in with the rest of your smile. Even if you are missing a front tooth, we will secure a crown to an implant that will look like a natural front tooth.
How quickly can I get my tooth replaced?
The implant supported crown process will take several months to complete. There are several phases to the process: the planning, surgical, healing, and restoring phases. During your consultation, your dentist will determine if you qualify for a dental implant. If you do, then you undergo a surgery to have it placed. Then it will require about three to six months to heal and fuse with the surrounding bone. The last step is to create and secure the custom crown.
How do I care for my implant supported crown?
Caring for your new tooth is actually very easy. You will simply treat it like a natural tooth. This means you will floss around it and brush it like you already do with your other teeth every day. You must also make sure to visit our dentist office every six months for a regular checkup.
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If you need to replace a tooth, contact Brighter Smile Family Dentistry and Orthodontics today in Sterling, VA to learn more about implant supported crowns. You can reach us at 703.444.3412 or by scheduling an appointment online.