When you have only one tooth missing, you may not want a partial denture or a dental bridge. Another restorative dentistry option is to get a dental implant. Dental implants have appeal because they stand alone and look like your natural teeth. In fact, today’s dental implants look more like natural teeth and they are sturdier and more durable than the first ones that were invented.
When you are considering implants, it is important to consult with a dentist who has experience in this type of procedure. At Southern Dental Group of Munford, we have the experience to provide you with all the information you need to make a wise decision about having an implant.
Your dentist will explain the procedure in full. A thorough exam will be required to ensure that your bone structure will accept the implant. Preliminary work may be required to prepare for it. If this is the case, your dentist will explain what that will entail.
A dental implant is a wonderful option when it comes to replacing a missing tooth. Unlike a partial denture, you do not need to worry about it becoming unseated. You will also not need special devices to clean it, such as you may need with dental bridges. With proper care, your implant will serve you well into the future.