Replacing a single tooth with a dental implant

If you have lost a single tooth due to an accident or from decay or periodontal disease, a dental implant can easily replace the lost tooth. In fact, dental implants have become a treatment of choice for most patients looking to replace a missing tooth.


The dental implant replaces the missing tooth root and acts as a support for the implant crown. The healthy neighbouring teeth do not have to be grinded and the healthy tooth substance remains intact.


In fact, most single teeth can be replaced with an implant and a replacement tooth on the same day, avoiding the need for a denture or bulky temporary tooth.


Replacement of an individual tooth in the front region with an implant-supported crown.


Teeth stimulate bone by functioning/chewing, thus preserving bone integrity. When a tooth is lost, the bone and tissue shrink away.


The jawbone tends to remain preserved by a dental implant and brings the tooth back into function thus avoiding the bone and tissue loss associated with losing teeth.




A long term solution                                         

It is easier to maintain your oral hygiene with a dental implant as compared to a bridge. The spaces between teeth are recreated as normal for flossing, unlike a bridge, which requires special flossing techniques.


In addition, teeth that support a bridge become decayed and can be at risk of failing in just a few years. 

Unlike a bridge, an implant does not decay, and offers a much longer-term solution, often lasting a lifetime.