For replacing a single tooth, no other restoration can match the natural appearance and health benefits of a dental implant. If you’ve lost a tooth, Dr. Silvoy will work with you to develop an implant treatment plan and restore your smile.
Why Replace a Single Tooth?
Some patients may think that losing a tooth is no big deal, especially if the gap in their smile isn’t visible. However, tooth loss can have far more significant consequences than impacting your smile. Even a single missing tooth can cause your surrounding teeth to shift and change the alignment of your bite. Your jawbone will also lose stimulation from that tooth and begin to deteriorate.
Empty tooth sockets are a perfect breeding ground for harmful bacteria to thrive, eventually resulting in tooth decay and gum disease. For these reasons and more, it’s essential that you replace a missing tooth as soon as possible.
Why Choose a Dental Implant?
Dental implants offer a wide range of benefits that other tooth replacement options can’t match. Many of these benefits are thanks to the unique process of osseointegration, in which the implant fixture fuses with your jawbone to provide strong support for your replacement tooth. This allows your jawbone to stay healthy and stimulated while preventing your surrounding teeth from shifting.
Unlike other solutions such as dentures, a dental implant is never removed and doesn’t require any special cleaning products. They look and function like natural teeth, so you can chew your favorite foods and smile with confidence. Dental implants are also extremely durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.
The Single Implant Process
The dental implant process is more straightforward than most patients expect — it begins when you schedule a consultation with Dr. Silvoy so he can examine the state of your oral health. During this appointment, he’ll listen to your goals and work with you to develop a customized treatment plan.
If you have insufficient jawbone mass or infected gums, you may need to undergo a supplemental treatment to prepare you for implant surgery. Once you’re ready, Dr. Silvoy and our team will place your implant fixture directly in your jaw. After allowing a few months for your implant to heal and integrate with your jawbone, we’ll complete your restoration with a stunning porcelain crown.
Visit Dr. Silvoy for Single Tooth Replacement
If you’re missing a tooth, dental implants are the only solution that enhances your smile and protects your health. To learn more about dental implants, contact our practice in Durham, NC and schedule a consultation with Dr. Silvoy — it’s the first step to your new smile.