What is a Single Tooth Dental Implant?

Dental Implants in Manhattan New YorkAre you struggling to find a solution for a missing tooth?

You may want to consider a single tooth dental implant. As many patients know, a missing tooth can affect the appearance of your smile. It can also influence the way you chew, speak, and smile. Over time, you may begin to notice the lasting effect of tooth loss.

For instance, when one tooth is lost, the remaining teeth shift to fill the space the missing tooth left behind; this can lead to crooked and misaligned teeth, which has its own impact on your dental health.

Most dentists recommend replacing a missing tooth because patients with missing teeth are at a higher risk of experiencing jaw bone deterioration and additional tooth loss.

What is a Single Tooth Dental Implant?

A single tooth dental implant is comprised of the implant post and a dental crown. For patients missing a tooth, a single tooth implant replaces both the visible part of the tooth and its root.

In addition to functioning and looking like the natural tooth, a single tooth implant helps protect the remaining teeth. For other types of tooth replacement like the dental bridge, the teeth may need to be shaved down to support the bridge. With dental implants, the health of your existing teeth is not compromised.

Benefits of a Dental Implant

A dental implant offers several advantages over other methods of tooth replacement. Patients who choose tooth implants can look forward to these benefits.

  • Easy to care for
  • Natural looking tooth replacement option
  • Long lasting results
  • Enjoy your favorite foods without restriction
  • Helps preserves the jaw bone

In the long term, a dental implant is more cost effective and easier to care for than a traditional dental bridge. While there are many teeth replacement solutions available, it is important to discuss your options with your dentist and choose the solution that is best for you.

Manhattan dentist Dr. Brad Gorsky offers a complete range of solutions for missing teeth, including dental implants. Our team can work with you to find the best tooth replacement solution for your dentistry needs.

Schedule Implant Consultation in Manhattan, NY

Are you considering dental implants? Visit our Manhattan dentist office for a consultation with Dr. Gorsky. He can perform a comprehensive exam and determine if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call 212.235.1769 or request an appointment online.