Single Tooth Implant – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Creating Flawless Smiles One Tooth at a Time
Missing a single tooth may not seem like a big deal. For some, it can be horribly embarrassing, but for others, they would rather not deal with the cost and time spent getting it replaced. Unfortunately, missing teeth that are left untreated can turn into a much more costly endeavor as well as prove problematic for your oral and overall health. At OK Dental Expressions, our dentists can create a flawless smile with just a single tooth dental implant! This permanent and stable replacement will help to keep your gums and bone healthy and strong, but it will also restore your smile to its natural beauty. Let our team of professional help you today. Contact us to schedule an appointment!
Single Tooth Replacement Options
Depending on your individual needs and what you’re looking for in a tooth replacement solution, you have two options: a fixed bridge or a single tooth implant. Both differ in style, functionality, and cost, so ultimately, it’s up to you as to how you want to replace your missing tooth.
A fixed bridge requires one of our dentists to alter the natural teeth on either side of the gap. By filing them down, this will enable the dental crowns to securely fit over the natural teeth. They will serve as anchors for the bridge prosthetic. A bridge will only give you the look of a completed smile.
Single Tooth Implant
Unlike a fixed bridge, a single tooth implant restores your tooth from the root up. The titanium post acts as the tooth’s root, giving the bone the stimulation it needs to stay strong and hold up the implant and its custom restoration. After putting the implant in place and spending a few months healing at home, you’ll return to our office and allow our dentists to place your custom dental crown, which will be matched to blend in with the rest of your smile.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Single Tooth Replacement
If permanence and stability aren’t enough to give you the incentive you need to choose single tooth dental implants, maybe some of these other added benefits will:
- Long-Lasting: Whether you’re receiving a single tooth implant or implant-retained dentures, dental implants are known to last decades or longer with proper care. Forget having to get your dentures relined or adjusted, and say “so long” to fixed bridges that need replacing every few years. Enjoy a longer lasting tooth replacement solution.
- Improved confidence: Other options to replace a missing tooth may be effective at creating a visually appealing look, but only a single tooth implant can make you feel confident in your appearance and your ability to eat, chew, and speak without worry.
- Natural teeth remain untouched: Unlike a fixed bridge, your natural teeth do not need to be filed down or altered in any way. Dental implants only address the area in which the tooth is missing. There is no need to touch your nearby teeth.
- Easy to clean: With dental implants, there are no special cleaning solutions or tools you need to use. Just a toothbrush, toothpaste, antiseptic mouthwash, and regular visits to the dentist are all you need to keep them clean.