Losing your teeth is never an enjoyable experience. You can lose a tooth as a result of injury, poor oral health, or a serious oral health concern, such as advanced gum disease or an untreated dental infection. When you have a missing tooth you should seek a replacement as soon as possible. Are you ready for an implant and crown?
Try Our Implant and Crown Quiz
- True or False: You can replace a single lost tooth with an implant.
- True or False: A crown makes a lifelike restoration.
- True or False: We will assess your candidacy by examining your smile.
- True or False: With proper care, your new tooth can last a lifetime.
- True. While we can definitely address moderate to severe tooth loss, we can also replace a single tooth. A dental bridge can require natural teeth on either side of the gap your smile losing tooth structure, and they only last between 10 and 15 years. However, with a dental implant your remaining teeth don’t need to lose structure as the new tooth stands on its own.
- True. Once the biocompatible titanium post is placed and the area heals we will top it with a dental crown. We use a crown due to the restoration’s durability, strength, and lifelike qualities. We make them using ceramic, a stain-resistant material that mimics the translucent nature of tooth enamel.
- True. We will first need to make sure that you have enough jawbone tissue to support the new tooth and that your smile is free of periodontitis, an advanced stage of gum disease that can lead to implant failure. We may need to recommend bone grafting for those lacking adequate jawbone tissue.
- True. When you brush, floss, and see your dentist for routine cleanings, you keep your new teeth, as well as your natural ones, strong and healthy.