Losing a tooth can be devastating- both for your confidence and your health. Whether you lose a tooth due to an accident, gum disease, or another oral health issue, replacing the tooth quickly is important. At Forest North Dental, we offer implants for single teeth. This is the ideal tooth replacement option because it is permanent and is a much more comprehensive replacement than other procedures. Trust Dr. Rosenblatt at Forest North Dental for your single tooth implant dentistry.
Benefits of Single Tooth Implant Dentistry
When you are only missing one tooth, it is important to replace it quickly. However, preserving the health of the surrounding tooth is also important. Other procedures such as a dental bridge, often require the surrounding healthy teeth to be filed down.
Dental implants, however, do not harm the surrounding teeth. In fact, they often help to preserve their health. When a missing tooth is not replaced, the surrounding teeth often drift into the empty space and this creates misalignment as well as issues with your bite. When you choose implant dentistry to replace the missing tooth, however, the implant fills this empty space.
Single tooth dental implants also help to stimulate jawbone growth. When a tooth is missing, the jawbone in this area slowly deteriorates. This can cause oral health problems and also dramatically changes the shape of your face over time. Dental implants replace even the missing tooth root, however, and help to keep the jawbone from deteriorating.
How Care for Single Tooth Dental Implants
Knowing how to care for a tooth that has been replaced by a dental implant is easier when you understand what they are and how they function. Visit our dental implant treatment page here to get a better idea of how dental implants replace a missing tooth. This tooth replacement option is, essentially, a prosthetic tooth (crown) that is attached to a titanium implant. The implant is inserted into and fused with your jawbone. This means that it is a permanent, lifelong replacement. Therefore, caring for your implant is very similar to caring for a natural tooth. Here are some tips on how to make sure you are properly caring for your implant:
- Floss and brush as you normally would
- Use toothpaste that is non-abrasive so as not to scratch the dental crown
- Avoid toothpastes that are high in fluoride, these pastes can damage the outer layer of the implant
- We recommend using a antimicrobial mouthrinse to reduce the amount of bacterial substance around the implant site
- Finally, schedule regular check ups with Dr. Rosenblatt to prevent issues and ensure your oral health
Dental implants are the only way to guarantee a tooth replacement that lasts for life. This procedure provides a prosthetic tooth that feels and looks so real that you will forget you ever lost a tooth. Dr. Rosenblatt is experienced in replacing missing teeth with dental implants. His qualifications and skill in implant dentistry, combined with his use of CEREC technology provide our patients with a beautiful, permanent and quick tooth replacement option.
If you are suffering from a single missing tooth, do not wait to have it replaced. Restore your confidence and your oral health with our single tooth dental implant procedure at Forest North Dental. For more information on whether this procedure is right for you, call us today at (847) 234-4405 or visit our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenblatt. Don’t just replace a missing tooth- dramatically improve your entire smile with single tooth implants at our office. We look forward to caring for you and your smile!