How can I replace a single missing tooth?
Are you missing a single tooth? Just one missing tooth can impact the health and function of your smile. A dental implant provides the most natural solution to replacing a single missing tooth. Designed to mimic both the complete structure and function of a natural tooth, a dental implant helps to provide structural, functional support while enhancing the aesthetics of your smile.
A member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), Dr. Hoffert has completed an intensive 12-month residency in implant dentistry. Dr. Hoffert provides comprehensive implant services from the comfort of our Asheville, NC dentist office. Our dental care team will coordinate all phases of treatment allowing for consistent and highly successful results.
Health Risks of Missing Teeth
Having a missing tooth can not only make you feel embarrassed to smile, it may make it difficult to chew, speak, or interact with confidence in social and professional settings. A missing tooth can also lead to secondary dental concerns and increase the risk of oral disease, impacting the long term health of remaining teeth and the gums.
One missing tooth can cause:
- Teeth to shift
- Increased risk of gum disease
- Additional tooth loss
- Bone loss
- Facial regression
A single missing tooth leaves space in the jaw for teeth to shift and often lead to crooked smiles. Without the support of the missing tooth’s root structure, the jaw bone tissue begins to deteriorate and may require bone grafting if not treated shortly after tooth loss.
Choosing A Dental Implant
For today’s patients, dental implants are considered the gold standard treatment option for tooth replacement. Implants provide improved function and long term oral health when compared to a traditional dental bridge. A dental bridge can often impact the health and integrity of adjacent healthy teeth. Dental implants leave healthy teeth intact and provide added support to the jaw bone, minimizing possible changes in the appearance of the jaw and fit of the bite over time.
Replacing a single tooth with a complete dental implant improves the aesthetic appearance of your smile. A single implant is capped with a dental crown. The dental crown is customized to your smile and fabricated using modern, high quality ceramic dental materials for the most natural result possible.
A dental implant is a long lasting, permanent and natural solution for replacing a missing tooth. If you are looking for a solution for a single missing tooth, contact our Asheville dental office serving many communities in Buncombe County. Dr. Hoffert is one of the most highly trained local dentists for the placement of dental implants and leads a team dedicated to your oral health needs and goals.