Single dental implant to replace a missing or failing tooth
Is one of your teeth significantly damaged, missing, or decayed?
If so, you may feel uncomfortable smiling or speaking, especially if the missing tooth is noticeable.
Tooth loss can result in additional concerns, and you have likely encountered some of the following:
- It may be hard and uncomfortable to chew food.
- One problem could be bone loss, which happens when the bones aren’t stimulated by chewing. This is called bone resorption.
- Neighboring teeth that are otherwise healthy may move to fill the space left by the missing tooth.
- You could get gum disease if bacteria build up in the space where your tooth used to be.
Our dental implants specialist, Dr. Reshad, presents you with the two available standard treatment options:
- A three-unit bridge held in place by the teeth on either side of the gap. The healthy teeth next to the gap must be filed down to be crowned (see the below image).
- A crown held in place by an implant, so you don’t have to risk the health of your other teeth (see the below image).
Let’s take a closer look at the first choice.
Thirty years of experience as a dentist right in the heart of Manhattan.
Dr. Reshad has been placing dental implants for 30 years.
As a result, you can be confident that a professional will replace your missing teeth.
So, stop worrying about your self-esteem!
What are the benefits of a single-tooth implant?
A dental implant for a single tooth will be very helpful in stopping bone loss. Just because of this benefit, it is the best choice for replacing your missing tooth.
Further benefits include:
- Enhancing your smile and self-esteem. Dr. Reshad will have an implant crown made to match your teeth’ size, shape, and color.
- Stabilizing your other teeth and stopping them from moving.
- Improving your speech.
- Decreasing the sunken appearance of your mouth if your jawbone has begun to recede.
- Recovering your bite force and ability to chew.
- Lowering the risk of periodontal disease by preventing the accumulation of bacteria in the empty socket.
Lastly, because the dental root of an implant is composed of titanium, it will be resistant to cavities.
Yet, there are other benefits. Please scroll down to learn more.
How long does a single dental implant last
Dental implants are the most durable way to replace a missing tooth. A dental implant can last statically up to 15 years or even a lifetime if you take good care of your teeth, which includes:
- Good brushing and flossing habits.
- Visiting your dentist every six months for cleanings and routine exams.
Is a single-tooth dental implant noticeable?
A single-tooth dental implant is usually undetectable. In fact, Dr. Reshad will have a dental implant custom-made to match the shape and color of your other teeth.
Decades of dental implants experience in Midtown NYC
With over 27 years of experience, Dr. Reshad possesses the requisite skills for achieving success.
He also employs cutting-edge technologies and materials of the highest quality.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Reshad if you want to find out if a single-tooth implant is the best option for you.