When you lose a tooth, even just one, this could lead to serious trouble for your oral health and your quality of life. In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist talks about how we address a single missing tooth with a dental implant and crown, and how we ensure they look and function like a natural tooth! Don’t live with tooth loss, we have a secure and lifelike solution with advanced implant dentistry.
Losing a Single Tooth
You could find yourself with a missing tooth due to an injury or sports-related accident. Untreated gum disease could cause a tooth to become lost, as could an advanced stage of tooth decay or dental infection. Once a tooth is lost, you now have an exposed gap in your smile. Not only is this embarrassing, but the surrounding teeth could drift from position and lead to misalignment. The changes to your bite’s balance could mean an increased risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) too! Basically, protecting your smile from discomfort and further tooth loss means seeking a replacement option soon!
The Dental Implant
A dental implant is a small device that is similar in appearance to a screw. We create them from titanium, whjch is biocompatible and accepted by the body as a natural root. They bond with the bone tissue through osseointegration, which prevents the loss of jawbone mass and density, ensuring your new tooth lasts for years to come and preventing further tooth loss. Placement is of course planned and guided with advanced digital technology, ensuring we avoid nerve tissue and sinus cavities, an ensuring your new root can support a crown and provide a durable, lifelike chewing surface!
The Dental Crown
A dental crown acts as the visible portion of your new tooth! The custom-made restoration will be crafted from lifelike materials, and color-matched to blend with your smile. You should be able to eat your favorite foods again, and also smile with confidence. We can address your individual missing tooth, and also protect your smile as a whole. If you have any questions about how we address one or more missing teeth, or about our implants and crowns specifically, then please contact our team today to learn more.
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT IMPLANT DENTISTRY?
We want to help people enjoy a complete smile once again, and avoid the complications of tooth loss. Even if you’ve lost multiple teeth, we can help by securing a fixed bridge or denture! To learn more about the options for addressing individual missing teeth, then call James Stewart, DDS, dental implant office in Livonia, MI, at (734) 425-4400. We also serve the residents of Farmington, Plymouth, Dearborn Heights, and all surrounding communities.