Single-Tooth Implant – Ardmore, OK
Fill the Space in Your Smile Today!
Every tooth in your mouth is vital to your ability to chew and speak. Not to mention, a complete smile influences how you feel about your appearance. If you are among the 120 million Americans who have lost a tooth, you now have daily challenges that impact your quality of life. You do not need to live with the complications. Your dentist in Ardmore, Dr. Robert V. Hughes can complete your smile with a dental implant crown.
Why Should I Replace a Missing Tooth?
When just one tooth is missing, many people do not think it is a priority to have it replaced. Although it may only be a single tooth, it is invaluable to your oral health. While you may not see any changes at first, there are serious issues brewing beneath the surface. The missing root causes your jawbone to no longer be stimulated. As a result, it deteriorates, causing your remaining teeth to lose support. Over time, this leads to an array of complications, including:
- Your teeth shifting toward the open space, causing alignment and bite concerns.
- Increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease because the teeth become harder to clean.
- Increased risk of chipped or cracked teeth from an uneven bite.
- Continued loss of bone density and gum tissue degeneration.
- Increased risk of additional tooth loss.
What is a Single-Tooth Implant?
A dental implant is the only treatment to replace both the root and crown of a tooth to restore your oral health. It consists of an implant post, an abutment, and a dental crown. Together, they provide over a 95% success rate.
How are Dental Implants Placed?
To ensure you are a candidate for dental implants in Ardmore, you first require an initial consultation and a CT scan. The scan is used to evaluate your oral structures and to create a customized treatment plan. In some cases, you may need additional procedures prior to placing your post, such as bone grafting or a sinus lift.
After the foundation for your new smile is created, a titanium biocompatible implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone. It stimulates your jaw to encourage new bone growth. Over the next several weeks, you heal as your bone fuses to the post. An abutment is then placed on the post, which is a connector piece to attach a custom-made crown. The crown is made to match the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth for a seamless appearance.
What are the Benefits of a Single-Tooth Implant?
Dental implants have become the preferred solution to treat tooth loss because they offer exceptional benefits, such as:
- High success rate.
- Look and feel natural.
- Preserve bone density.
- Improve oral health.
- Cost-effective long-term.
- Long lasting solution
- Easy maintenance and care
Restore Your Smile Today!
You can fill the empty space in your smile to make a lasting investment in your confidence, oral health, and your quality of life. Contact our office today to see if dental implants are right for you.