Single Tooth Implants
At Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery, we are here to make you healthier, and that includes replacing missing teeth. It may seem like a given, but there are a lot of potentials for problems if those gaps are left alone. There are a lot of options for single tooth replacement as well. We are experts when it comes to any or all of these options, and we can get you back to healthy and comfortable eating, drinking, and speaking in no time at all. Just give us a call today to set up an appointment or consultation to see which option is the best fit for you!
Single Tooth ImplantsThere are lots of options to get your mouth back into tip-top shape, but one of the most common is implants. Your regular teeth are composed of the tooth's root and the tooth's crown. When we install a dental implant, we mimic the same structure. Through a small surgery, we will fit a titanium implant appliance into your jaw. This piece mimics the root of your tooth. It provides structure in the gap the missing tooth left, keeps your other teeth strong, and promotes the replenishment of your jawbone, as chewing stimulates it to heal itself more over time.
After the implant is installed and healed up a bit, we can install a crown on top. This is a false tooth that fits securely on the implant. When you get the implant itself, we can usually fit a temporary crown on top of the abutment (which is the only thing separating the implant and the crown). Then, after the implant is completely healed up, we can put the permanent tooth in. This gives you back the ability to eat and speak with normalcy once again.
What Happens if I Don't Replace the Tooth?If you don't replace a missing tooth, a plethora of problems can happen. First off, chewing, drinking, and sometimes even speaking can irritate the gums where the tooth used to be. This can cause pain and discomfort over time. This irritation can also over time lead to bone loss beneath the gum surface. This makes it much more difficult if you ever were to get an implant or other restorative procedure done.
The gap also leaves space for the rest of your teeth to shift to cover the emptiness. This can cause problems when chewing as well, including crowding within areas of your mouth, or teeth tipping. This can cause pain when chewing if you bite a tipped tooth at a bad angle or if you start developing issues with bite force or chewing patterns which could damage other teeth as well.
It is essential that you find a way to repair a missing tooth, and Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery is more than happy to help you find the best solution possible for your unique situation. Our team of experts will help you find the perfect fit. Give us a call for a consultation today! Centennial Hills: (702) 660-5574, Summerlin: (702) 660-5576