Missing Single Tooth – Canton, TX
Complete Your Smile with a Long-term Solution
Your teeth impact your quality of life in several areas, like allowing you to chew your favorite foods. Not to mention, their appearance influences how you feel about yourself. Nothing is more detrimental to your self-esteem than losing a tooth. Thankfully, you need not live with the empty space. Now, there are several options to treat tooth loss. As an alternative to traditional treatments, many patients prefer dental implants in Canton. At Legacy Dental Group we embrace the latest innovations in dentistry to give you patient-preferred solutions to complete your smile.
Single Tooth Replacement Options
Although it may only be a single lost tooth, it can have devastating consequences for your dental and general health if you do not replace it quickly. Every tooth is essential to your oral functions. When even one is lost, it can make it difficult to maintain a balanced diet because you cannot chew certain foods. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies that can harm your health.
Unfortunately, those are not the only concerns. When you lose a tooth, the root is also lost, so your jawbone is no longer stimulated. This makes it deteriorate. Your remaining teeth will eventually lose support and shift toward the open space. This creates alignment issues that increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Over time, the adjacent teeth may even fall out.
You do not need to live with these complications. We can save your smile with a treatment that meets your needs.
- Fixed Bridge: Better known as a bridge and crowns, this is the most traditional treatment to replace the portion of the tooth visible above the gum line. A prosthetic tooth is designed to fill the empty space. It is crafted to match the appearance of your natural ones to blend in when you smile. It is held in place by bonding dental crowns over your adjacent teeth.
- Single Tooth Implant: A dental implant is the only treatment to replace the entire structure of your tooth to enjoy the next best thing to what nature gave you. A titanium implant post is placed into your jawbone to act as a new root. An abutment is connected to the post to attach a custom-made dental crown.
Benefits of Single Tooth Implant
Replacing both the root and the crown allows you to enjoy several advantages that are not possible using a traditional crown and bridge, including:
Contact Our Office Today!
Tooth loss does not need to cause lasting complications for your self-esteem or your daily life. Your dentist in Canton can rebuild your smile. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant.