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Single Tooth Dental Implants

Single Tooth Dental Implants – Lake Wales, FL

Seamless Single Tooth Replacements for Complete Smiles

Older couple smiling with single tooth implants in Lake WalesIf you’re missing just one tooth, you may have prolonged getting a replacement because after all, it’s just a single tooth, right? However, even if you’ve gotten used to the appearance of a missing tooth, it can lead to additional problems if it isn’t addressed. Unlike some medical conditions that can get better with time, dental issues will only grow worse if left untreated. A missing tooth can cause jawbone deterioration, dental drift, and additional lost teeth without a replacement. Read on to learn more about single tooth dental implants in Lake Wales and how they can bring health and beauty to your smile.

Single Tooth Replacement Options

3D illustration of a dental implant and crownWe offer two different options for single tooth replacement, including:

Fixed Bridge

Also known as a crown and bridge, this option uses dental crowns on either side of a dental prosthetic to replace the visible portion of your missing tooth. Your artificial tooth is custom-made to match your smile, and it is held in place with the support of dental crowns. This solution restores your smile’s appearance and it prevents teeth from drifting out of place.

Single Tooth Implant

This option replaces your entire tooth from the roots up for a comprehensive solution. A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed in the jaw to act as an artificial tooth root. Once fused to the jawbone, it serves as a strong and sturdy support for your dental crown. Typically, it takes between 3 to 4 months for a dental implant to heal. After this process is complete, a crown can be mounted on top to complete your smile. The result is a tooth that looks, feels, and functions just like your natural teeth.

The Benefits of Implant-Supported Single Tooth Replacement

Woman with short hair smiling while outsideWhile a fixed bridge can replace your missing tooth, single tooth implants can bring you a wide range of unique benefits, including:

  • A dental implant is the only replacement that stimulates the jawbone to prevent it from deteriorating after tooth loss, which maintains your facial shape and natural smile.
  • With proper care, the dental implant itself can last for a lifetime.
  • A single tooth dental implant is the closest you can get to your natural tooth because it looks and feels just like your original smile.
  • Implants preserve the health of your remaining teeth, avoiding the alteration process required to place dental crowns.

Contact Forni Dental Today

Man looking at camera smiling in dental chair Are you ready to get started on a complete, strong, and beautiful set of teeth? Your first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our experts. We will examine your missing tooth, the condition of your oral health, and any other relevant factors before developing your personalized treatment plan. Contact our office to schedule an appointment today!