Use of Single Tooth Implant for Restoring a Missing Tooth

Written by bfcdental on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 4:16 AM


A single tooth implant can come handy for restoring missing teeth and its root. There are many advantages of a single tooth implant in comparison with the other teeth restorative methods that can compromise the health of adjacent teeth. The implant provides a natural looking and functioning tooth. It also integrates with the bone giving it strength and preventing it from decaying. 
 
Bridges can cause deterioration in the teeth as it requires support from the adjacent teeth to stay intact. Gums, when receded around the Bridge, can expose the metal and bridge collar. On the other hand, implants are easier to clean and do not require any kind of cement to keep them affixed that has the possibility of wearing out.

How Are Implants Placed?

First of all, an anchor is placed to support the artificial tooth. This anchor is like a screw or cylinder that is inserted into the jaw bone. Once it is done, the anchor is left for to integrate with the bone and gums. After the healing process, a cap is attached to the anchor completing the foundation for the artificial tooth. In some implants, the cap is not required. A replacement tooth known as the crown is created by the dentist in the dental lab that resembles your natural teeth to the nearest level. This crown is fixed onto the abutment giving you a natural looking replacement for your teeth. 
 
Implants allow natural functioning of the teeth and augment a person’s smile and appearance.

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