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Advantages of implants for single tooth replacement

Missing a tooth can lower your self-esteem and have a negative impact on your confidence, especially when the missing tooth is clearly visible when you talk or smile. Fortunately, a permanent tooth replacement is possible with a dental implant. Here are a few reasons an implant is the better solution for single tooth replacement than a bridge or partial denture.

Functions like a natural tooth

No other tooth replacement treatment is as strong as a dental implant. With an implant, you can bite and chew as if your crown were a natural tooth. Your new tooth will feel natural, too. In fact, you may never even notice the difference and soon forget you were ever missing a tooth at all.

Built to last a lifetime

With proper oral hygiene, implants can potentially last for the rest of your life. When compared to tooth-supported bridges, investing in a dental implant will often pay for itself over time as alternative treatments may require periodic replacement.

Easy to care for

Replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant means not having to change your oral hygiene routine. Taking care of your new tooth is as simple as brushing and flossing as usual.

Protects your jawbone

Implants replicate the functionality of your natural tooth roots by stimulating new bone tissue growth every time you chew. The titanium post installed in your jawbone creates pressure when you bite, and this pressure is what keeps bone structure healthy and strong.

No damage to healthy adjacent teeth

One of the major downsides of installing a tooth-supported bridge is that both teeth on either side of the gap must be shaved or adjusted before the bridge can be cemented into place.

Patients love dental implants and the boost in self-confidence they feel when finally getting their smile back. To find out if you are a good candidate for implants, speak with your dentist or oral surgeon.