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Single Tooth Implants – Orlando, FL

Restore Your Entire Tooth with Natural Dental Implants

A mouth with an exposed dental implant.

It’s incredibly common for people to forgo tooth replacement for a number of reasons. However, the problem is tooth loss carries multiple implications that you wouldn’t otherwise expect. For example, neighboring teeth can begin to shift into the open space in order to compensate, making the bite uneven. Plus, your risk for future tooth loss only goes up the longer you go with missing teeth. Through single tooth replacements at Dr. Russo’s office, you can prevent the consequences of missing teeth and restore your smile to the fullest!

Options for Replacing Single Teeth

Generally speaking, patients only have two options for replacing individual teeth. This includes fixed bridges and dental implants.

 

 

Fixed Bridge

Also known as a crown bridge, dental bridges use a series of crowns that are fused together to cover teeth. In order to properly fit and stay in the jaw, existing teeth need to be buffed down so that the bridge can be anchored. Keep in mind that bridges only replace the visible portion of teeth and therefore do not address the underlying bone loss that will continue to occur. However, because the bridge is filling the gap in your smile, it will prevent neighboring teeth from drifting into the open space.

Single Tooth Implant

Dental implants take tooth replacement a step further by replacing the root structure as well as the visible crown. The implant is a titanium post that integrates directly with your existing bone tissue. This integration is what allows the tooth replacement to last for so long. Since the implant creates an incredibly strong bond, it can easily hold a crown without removing existing tooth structure.

Even though surgery is performed to place implants, the procedure itself is minimally invasive. After creating a small incision in your gum tissue and placing the implant, the gum tissue will begin to heal quite quickly. Over the next several months, your dental implant will integrate with existing bone. Once fully healed, you’ll come back to our office to have a permanent crown placed.

Benefits of Choosing Single Tooth Replacement via Dental Implants

An older couple smiling.

There are many benefits of dental implants that you won’t find with other tooth replacement options, whether they are bridges or dentures. For example, dental implants provide consistent stimulation over a long period of time, preventing your jawbone from shrinking and losing strength. Because of this stimulation, your tooth replacement also feels more natural, whether you’re chewing, speaking or smiling.

Give Our Orlando Office a Call!

The last thing you should do is put off your tooth replacement procedure. Give Dr. Russo a call and our Orlando office will schedule you for a consultation. We’d love to walk you through each step of your treatment and help you on your journey to a healthier and more complete smile!