Did you know that the average adult is missing one or more teeth? Even one missing tooth can cause oral health issues that will be costly to repair in the future.
Dr. Donna Vagnozzi Bucci and her team of experts in Pennington, NJ can create a treatment plan that will replace your missing tooth with a dental implant. Dental implants are the number one recommended treatment to replace missing teeth among dentists. They are custom-made, permanent restorations that look just like your real teeth. You will forget you even have one after a few months.
We highly recommend replacing your missing tooth as soon as possible to reduce the chance for future complicated treatments. Some of the oral health issues that may arise from not replacing your missing tooth include:
- Gum Disease
- Trouble chewing
- Gum infections
- Misaligned bite pattern
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Teeth Shifting
- Bone loss in your jaw
- Tooth Decay
Replacement Options for Single Missing Tooth
Dr. Vagnozzi Bucci offers two options for a single missing tooth. The first is a traditional dental bridge that is supported by the two adjacent teeth. While this is the traditional method for securing a bridge, it may compromise the structure and health of the anchor teeth, and many patients will require further maintenance and care in the future.
The second option is an implant-secured dental crown. Dental crowns anchor to a dental implant for a natural, permanent, and durable replacement of a missing tooth. A small dental implant post, made of medical grade titanium, will be surgically implanted into your jaw. The implant is designed to replace the missing tooth root structure and will fuse with the bone for long-term jaw support. Once healed, a dental crown will be attached to the dental implant for a permanent replacement.
Single Tooth Dental Implant
A dental implant secured crown is the superior option for a single missing tooth. Whenever possible, Dr. Vagnozzi Bucci will recommend a single tooth dental implant. This solution is the most effective treatment available in modern dentistry today. Despite this being the more expensive treatment option up front, it is less costly than dental bridges, and other restorations. A single tooth dental implant is an investment in your long-term health, confidence and well-being.
We offer full services for your dental implant procedure to ensure consistent care. For your comfort, we offer nitrous oxide dental sedation. Benefits of single tooth dental implant include:
- Easier oral hygiene routine
- The dental implant will never decay so there is no chance of ever needing a root canal or cavity filling
- Your adjacent teeth will not be damaged
- No bone loss because dental implants stimulate natural tooth roots to promote bone regeneration
- Will look just like your natural teeth
- Permanent, will not fall off or need replacing
Learn More About Dental Implants
- Dental Implants: Overview
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implant Procedure
- Dental Implants FAQ
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants for Multiple Missing Teeth
Schedule a risk-free consultation to see if you are the right candidate for any of these procedures. Call (609) 818-9797 today.