Missing One Tooth Implant – Plano, TX
Restore a Functional, Beautiful Smile Today!
If you’ve lost a tooth, your self-esteem was lost along with it. Unfortunately, the complications of tooth loss extend beyond aesthetic issues. It can also harm your oral and general health. Thankfully, you don’t need to live with the consequences of an incomplete smile. Dr. Antoon can fill the empty space using the latest solutions in dentistry. As an alternative to traditional treatments, you can enjoy the next best thing to your real tooth using a dental implant. You’ll invest in a functional smile that’s proven to last for several decades.
Single Tooth Replacement Options
When you lose a tooth, the portion you see above the gum line isn’t the only thing missing. You also lose the root, which makes your jawbone slowly deteriorate because it’s not stimulated anymore. As you lose more bone, your remaining teeth don’t have the support they need to stay in place, so they drift out of alignment. This increases your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Over time, your remaining teeth may become loose and fall out. As you lose more teeth, it becomes harder to chew many of your favorite foods, which can make you limit your diet. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies that impact your health.
Dr. Antoon can save your smile and your quality of life using an effective treatment.
Dr. Antoon takes an impression of your mouth to create a prosthetic tooth that replicates the one you’ve lost. It is held in place by reshaping your adjacent teeth to allow dental crowns to be bonded over them. This is a convenient solution that lasts an average of 5 years before needing to be replaced.
Single Tooth Implant
A dental implant replaces the entire structure of your tooth. An implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone to act as a new root. An abutment is put on the post to connect a custom-made crown. This gives you a realistic replica of your natural tooth that has the potential to last for a lifetime.
Benefits of a Dental Implant
Replacing both the root and the crown provides unmatched benefits that aren’t possible using a fixed bridge, including:
- Over a 95% success rate to last for several decades with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene.
- Looks natural using all-ceramic material to feel confident when you smile.
- Regain as much as 70% of your natural biting force to maintain a balanced diet.
- Stimulates your jaw to encourage new bone growth to preserve its density.
- Stops dental drift to improve your oral health.
- Supports your facial tissues to maintain a youthful appearance.
- Cost-effective because it can last for several decades.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
If you’re living with the challenges of tooth loss, you can fill the empty space in your smile. Dr. Antoon performs a comprehensive consultation to determine the treatment that best meets your needs and your lifestyle. Contact our office today to rebuild your smile.