Single Tooth Dental Implants – Belmont, MA
Recomplete Your Smile with an Implant-Retained Crown
Many people who are missing a single tooth choose not to replace it. They may think that since they can still chew
without too much difficulty, they should not spend time and money on filling in the gap in their smile. If the lost
tooth is toward the back of the mouth, they may not even be concerned with aesthetics.
However, replacing a single missing tooth is important! Even a small gap in your smile could allow the remaining
natural teeth to drift out of place, leading to a misaligned bite. Your risk of future tooth loss also increases.
The jawbone density at the site of the missing tooth will even begin to deteriorate. You can prevent such issues by
choosing tooth replacment with single tooth dental implants in Belmont, MA.
Why Choose EyeSmile Optometry and Dental Care of Belmont for Single Tooth Dental Implants?
- Implant Placement and Restoration in One Location
- Protect Your Remaining Natural Teeth
- Dr. Salibian — Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology
Single Tooth Replacement Options
There are essentially two ways in which Dr. Salibian can replace a single missing tooth:
- A dental bridge. There are a few types of dental bridges, but the most common is a
prosthetic. It contains two crowns, which get placed over the teeth next to an empty space (the abutment
The crowns support an artificial tooth (called a pontic) between them. Bridges are popular because they
dental drift, restore a large degree of dental function, and can offer pleasing aesthetics. They have the
potential to last for 10 years or longer.
- A dental implant. A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root, usually constructed out of a
titanium alloy. Dr. Salibian inserts the implant into the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. Over a
healing period of a few months, the implant bonds with the tissue around it, a process that allows it to
as the strongest base possible for the crown that will eventually go on top of it.
Benefits of Dental Implant-Supported Single Tooth Replacement
While both bridges and dental implants can provide reliable tooth replacement, implants are superior in a number
- Because an implant rebuilds a tooth from the root up, it looks and functions almost exactly like a natural
- Placing a bridge requires that the abutment teeth be filed down. Since an implant is self-supporting, it
the nearby teeth to remain intact.
- With proper care, a dental implant has the potential to last for 30 years or longer. This longevity may make
a better long-term investment than a bridge.
- In many ways, caring for dental implants is just like caring for natural teeth.
- A bridge does not promote jawbone health, but an implant helps to keep the bone strong and whole.
Are you ready to replace your missing tooth? Dr. Salibian and our team are eager to assist you. To learn more
your tooth replacement options or to schedule a personalized consultation, get in touch with us today.