Dentistry is unique because unlike many medical conditions that get better with time, prolonged treatment for dental issues will just make them worse. Unfortunately, having a missing tooth is no different, but many patients choose not to replace it because it’s just one tooth. Having a single missing tooth can lead to jawbone density reduction, shifting of your remaining teeth, gum tissue deterioration, and even more tooth loss. That’s why it’s essential to replace even just one tooth. Thankfully, Dr. Dhavalkumar Rana is experienced in providing single tooth replacement in mesquite.
At TrueCare Dentistry, we offer two replacement options: a fixed bridge or a dental implant.
A fixed bridge, also called a crown and bridge, restores the visible portion of your missing tooth with a dental prosthetic that is permanently attached to your remaining teeth. This prosthetic replacement is fixed to your healthy teeth to provide support. This option looks and feels natural, protects the open socket in your mouth, and restores your full biting power.
A single tooth implant is the only replacement that restores your tooth from the root up. Using dental implants, we can restore teeth to their full appearance and function. Dental implants in mesquite are tiny titanium posts that are used to act as artificial tooth roots. Titanium is biocompatible, so it fuses to your jawbone to create a sturdy support for your restoration. Dr. Rana will perform a minimally invasive surgery to place your implant, which will take 3 to 4 months to integrate into your jaw. During this period, you will wear a temporary crown to give your smile a complete appearance and prevent some of the issues that missing a single tooth can cause. After, he will attach your crown for the most natural looking and feeling replacement.
While we offer both options to restore the appearance and function to your smile, there are several unique benefits of replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant:
After learning more about single tooth replacement, are you ready to get started? Contact our office to take your first steps towards a more complete, beautiful, and healthy smile. Dr. Rana and his expert team are ready to replace your tooth with the best option for you.