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Single Tooth Implants – Vero Beach

Seamless Tooth Replacement Options

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If you’ve lost just one tooth, you may be considering putting off replacement. However, your caring dentist and team at Vero Implant and Esthetic Dentistry would like to encourage you to schedule a tooth replacement consultation appointment at our dental office in Vero Beach right away. Even a single lost tooth impacts your oral health, and when teeth go unreplaced, you’ll experience a number of concerns, including teeth shifting out of alignment and greater risk for tooth decay and damage. Don’t put off your smile repair. Our Vero Beach dentist and team offer a number of tooth replacement solutions to ensure you get the beautiful, functional smile you deserve. Call to schedule your tooth replacement consultation to get started today.

Single Tooth Replacement Options

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If you’ve lost one tooth, there are two main restoration options – fixed bridges and single tooth implants. During a tooth replacement consultation, we’ll examine your smile and discuss both of these options in order to help you better understand the costs, treatment timeline, and other factors that may influence your decision.

Fixed Bridge

A traditional fixed bridge relies on healthy teeth on either side of a lost tooth for support. The process is completed over the course of at least two dental office visits. During your first appointment, we’ll prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel to allow the crown to fit over the top. Then, we capture bite impressions that are used by the lab to create your fixed bridge, which combines a replacement tooth with dental crowns on both sides. Once we receive the final restoration, we place the entire prosthetic as a unit, cementing it into place over your prepared teeth for support.

Single Tooth Implant

A single tooth implant is a restoration option that attaches a customized dental crown to one implant post. A dental implant post replaces the lost root of your tooth, and they anchor the dental crown firmly in place like a healthy, natural tooth. Additionally, the dental implant will provide stimulus for the supportive tooth structures, so you’ll also maintain jawbone density and gum tissue volume for improved oral health.

The Benefits of Single Tooth Implants

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If you’re still not sold on replacing missing teeth with a dental implant supported crown, we encourage you to review the following advantages of these advanced tooth replacement solutions:

  • Long-lasting – traditional fixed bridges and dental crowns need to be replaced every five to ten years, but your implant-retained dental crowns can last for three decades or longer.
  • Self-supporting – where the traditional dental bridge requires the removal of healthy tooth structures, the dental implant post mimics the lost tooth roots, allowing the implant-retained crown to be fully self-supporting and protects your healthy smile.
  • Natural-looking – your flawlessly repaired smile will look and feel just like your natural teeth. You can also brush and floss as usual and continue to smile proudly in every situation.