Losing a tooth can be embarrassing in a cosmetic sense, but it is a more common occurrence than you think. It’s common for everyone to lose at least one adult tooth by their senior years. While missing a tooth can be a cosmetic issue, it can lead to a myriad of oral health issues if left untreated. For patients facing this issue, a single tooth dental implant is the safest and most-effective method for replacing the tooth and restoring your perfect smile.

What Happens After Losing a Tooth

Our teeth doesn’t just help us eat and speak, but they also reach deep into your jaw and aid in stimulating the bone. If there are teeth missing, the bone eventually weakens due to unuse which can lead to a much greater risk of developing facial deformities, gum disease, malocclusion and even tooth decay. Denture and similar removable devices may help with these issues, but they are often not enough.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a newly developed treatment popular for the long-term treatment of tooth loss. Dental implants work by anchoring a titanium rod to the space left by the missing tooth. Then the “saddle” of the crown is attached to which to crown is attached. Crowns are custom made to match the shape and color of the surrounding teeth.

The Benefits of Single Tooth Dental Implants

Single tooth dental implants are beneficial in various way. Not only are single tooth dental implants the quickest way to restore your smile after losing a tooth, but it is a highly successful procedure with low recovery time. The entire procedure for a single tooth dental implant can be carried out in around an hour, and the crown may last for 15 years or longer,

Single tooth dental implants allow patients who are missing single or multiple teeth to enjoy their favorite foods again and smile with confidence. To learn more about this procedure and whether dental implants are right for you, contact Princeton Prosthodontics and Dental Implants or call 609-924-1234 today.