If you are missing a tooth, don’t procrastinate on getting a replacement tooth. While one missing tooth might not seem like a big deal, it can cause your surrounding teeth to shift. Additionally, it applies unnecessary pressure to your surrounding teeth, gums, and jawbone as they are now working extra hard to compensate for the lost tooth. This can cause tension headaches, jaw pain, and affect your speaking or chewing patterns. Fortunately for patients missing a tooth, dental implants are a great solution. Dr. Jose Gil is happy to provide dental implants for single tooth replacement in Allentown, PA.
Replacing A Single Tooth
Dr. Gil will need to give a thorough exam of the current condition of your smile before providing a dental implant. Dental implants are only good for patients with healthy gums and jawbones. Any underlying issues that caused the original tooth loss will need to be handled before the dental implant procedure.
After the initial consultation, we will give you an overview of what needs to be done so that you can plan accordingly. The dental implant process typically takes a couple of months to fully complete, accounting for appropriate healing times. We want to make sure you are informed every step of the way.
When it is time to begin the dental implant process, you will be called back to our Allentown office. We will provide local anesthetics to ensure that you are comfortable and numb for the procedure. The titanium post will be surgically implanted into your jaw bone and covered with gum tissue so that it can heal and fuse with your jawbone over time.
Over a 3-6 month period, the titanium post will fuse into your jawbone as it heals. It’s important to be patient with this process as this post is what gives your dental implant the look, feel, and function of your natural tooth. It will provide a secure base for the dental crown that we will attach to it after it finishes healing.
Benefits of a Single Tooth Implant
Patients who choose a single tooth implant as their tooth replacement method enjoy several benefits, including:
- Improved aesthetic appearance.
- Restored speech and chewing patterns
- Comfort and convenience
- No additional daily maintenance
- Better self-esteem and oral health
- Durability and functionality of natural teeth
We recommend this tooth replacement method because of its high patient satisfaction rating. While the process takes several months to complete, dental implants can provide you a lifetime of convenience as it blends in with your natural smile and provides you the function that you expect from your teeth.
Schedule a Consultation
Our team looks forward to meeting with you for a consultation on your tooth replacement. We will evaluate your smile and let you know what your options are for smile restoration. Dental implants for a single tooth replacement are a great option to discuss with Dr. Gil. If you have any additional questions regarding the use of dental implants for a single tooth replacement, please call our office at (610) 421-4540. Don’t forget to schedule an appointment online today.