Missing a single tooth
A single missing tooth can cause complex oral health concerns as well at other health concerns. It can compromise your smile and make you self-conscious. From chronic halitosis to an increased risk of developing gum disease, a single missing tooth is both a cosmetic and oral health concern. The sooner you seek treatment for your missing tooth, the more effective and conservative the treatment will be.
Single Tooth Dental Implant
A dental implant provides the most natural solution to replacing a single missing tooth. A dental implant can be used to replace a tooth that are congenitally missing or a tooth that has been lost due to accidents, tooth decay, gum disease or other reasons. Designed to mimic both the complete structure and function of a natural tooth, a dental implant helps to provide structural, functional support while enhancing the aesthetics of your smile. Lexington, KY dentist Dr. Doyle Freano offers a single dental implant when his patients are missing only one tooth. Dental implants are an investment in your health, confidence, and overall well-being.
The Single Dental Implant Process
A dental implant is a titanium post that replaces the missing root structure. Dr. Freano will be able to surgically place the dental implant in his Lexington KY dentist office. Over a 3-6 month period, the titanium post will fuse with the natural bone helping it to support the structure of the jaw and to provide a secure base for the attachment of a dental restoration.
Dr. Freano will then secure a dental crown to the healed implant. The crown will be custom designed to aesthetically fit your smile. A dental implant provides natural, tooth-like replacement options for a missing tooth. A dental implant will allow patients to maintain a normal oral hygiene routine and eat and speak with confidence. An implant also provides long-term support of the jaw bone to deter deterioration and recession of the facial structure.