Yes, Even A Single Implant Can Be Helpful

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When it comes to dental implants, people tend to think of this option as a whole-mouth solution. However, if you have even a single missing tooth, a dental implant can help you. Learn why dental implant installation is an awesome idea, even for a single tooth.

Eating May Become a Chore

Chewing your food is a process that you pay very little attention to, but did you know that even missing a single tooth can impact your ability to chew the foods you enjoy? In this instance, rather than be forced to change your entire diet, a good solution is to have a single implant installed to replace the missing tooth. Since an implant can be installed in any area, you can quickly resolve the issue and go back to enjoying your favorite foods, problem-free. 

Health Issues Can Occur

A single missing tooth can open the door to health issues. One of the greatest threats that come along with a missing tooth is bone loss. Teeth help keep your bone strengthened, and when the tooth is gone, the bone can begin to deteriorate. Not only can this bone loss cause more aggressive bone loss around the area, but it can make it impossible to have an implant installed in the future or for dentures to fit. Having an implant installed early can help.

Speech Concerns Happen Quickly

In the same way that every tooth matters when it comes to eating, you also need your teeth to pronounce your words properly. A missing tooth can impact your ability to make certain sounds, which can lead to communication issues. An implant may not be a natural tooth, but it functions in the same fashion. As a result, once even a single implant is installed in your mouth, you can improve your speech and communicate more effectively. 

Dental Implants Offer Flexibility

A dental professional can install a dental implant in your mouth, no matter how few teeth need to be addressed. The process is similar to a whole-mouth installation in that the implant is installed first, followed by a healing phase before the tooth installation. However, you may not need to wear a bridge while you wait for the site to heal depending on the missing tooth location, which can save you money on the overall treatment cost.

If you have one or a few missing teeth, and you are looking for a solution, speak to a dental provider who will be more than happy to assist you.


18 November 2020

Loving Your Smile

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