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Single Tooth Implant – Oklahoma City, OK

Complete Your Smile with a Dental Implant

Components of a single dental implant.

Everyone believes their teeth will last for a lifetime, but this isn’t a reality for 120 million Americans. Whether from disease, decay, or trauma, losing even a single tooth causes several changes to your oral health and your quality of life. The sooner the tooth is replaced, the better, but it’s never too late to complete your smile. You have more options than ever to fill the empty space thanks to the latest innovations in dentistry, like a fixed bridge or dental implant. No matter which you choose, your new smile will look natural to give your confidence a boost.

Options for Single Tooth Replacement

Man in a white shirt missing a single tooth

Every tooth is necessary to a healthy, functional smile. Losing even one can cause irreversible complications because you’re missing more than just what you see on the surface. You’ve also lost the root, which means your jawbone isn’t being stimulated any more. As a result, your jaw will slowly lose density, so your remaining teeth won’t have the support they need to stay in place. As they drift out of alignment, you have a heightened risk of cavities, gum disease, and additional tooth loss.

The more teeth you lose, the more insecure you’ll become about your smile. Not to mention, you might struggle to chew your favorite foods, which can lead to nutritional deficiencies. We can preserve your smile and restore your quality of life using an effective treatment:

Fixed Bridge

More commonly referred to as a bridge and crowns, this is the most traditional solution to replace 1 or more missing teeth in a row. An impression of your mouth is used to recreate the portion of your tooth that’s above the surface of your gums. It’s held in place using dental crowns bonded over the adjacent teeth. It’s an effective treatment that can last for about 10 years before needing to be replaced.

Dental Implant

A dental implant treats the entire tooth structure, including the root. A titanium implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone to act as a new root. An abutment is placed on the post to connect a custom-made restoration. A dental implant is the closest thing to your natural tooth that can last for a lifetime with the right aftercare.

Benefits of a Dental Implant

Digital model of a single tooth implant.

A fixed bridge is effective for replacing a missing tooth; however, it only treats the surface of a tooth visible above the gum line. A dental implant goes a step further to also recreate the root. This allows you to enjoy exceptional benefits not possible with a bridge and crowns, including:

  • Over a 95% success rate.
  • Looks natural using all-ceramic material.
  • Regain as much as 70% of your natural biting force.
  • Doesn’t alter healthy teeth.
  • Stimulates your jawbone.
  • Stops dental drift and improves your oral health.
  • Long-term, cost-effective solution.
  • Easy maintenance and care.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Take your first step toward a complete smile. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for single tooth replacement. We look forward to rebuilding your smile.