When it comes to replacing missing teeth, traditional restoration options fell short of delivering close-to-natural results. In fact, traditional tooth replacement prosthetics only restore the parts of your teeth that are visible above the gum line. Dental implant supported tooth replacement replaces lost teeth from the roots up, creating healthy, beautiful natural dental structures. If you’ve lost a single tooth, we can create an implant supported dental crown restoration to put the smile back on your face. To find out more about your tooth replacement options, call our Jacksonville dental office to schedule a treatment consultation. At Jacksonville Complete Dentistry, our skilled dentist and dental care team offer patients a wide range of dentistry services in a comfortable and relaxed dental office environment.
Many people think that it’s not necessary to replace just one missing tooth, but even if you can’t see the lost tooth when you smile, it can still negatively impact your oral health. Following the loss of a tooth, surrounding teeth will begin to shift in an attempt to fill in the gap. This can lead to crooked smiles and uneven tooth spacing. When a tooth is lost, surrounding teeth have to absorb more of the pressure from chewing. This leads to an increased risk for tooth decay and damage and excessive dental wear. Overtime, the lack of stimulus from the lost tooth roots can lead to diminished jawbone density and gum tissue volume. As this supportive tissue breaks down, teeth can shift further out of position and additional tooth loss may occur.
There are two main options for single tooth replacement. A traditional bridge is crafted using dental crowns fused to both sides of the replacement tooth. Then, the crowns are attached to surrounding teeth to support the fixed bridge restoration. We can also offer an implant supported dental crown. The dental implant post is surgically placed into the gum line, replacing the root structures of lost teeth. Then, a dental crown is permanently affixed to the dental implant, recreating your flawless smile.
We understand that moving forward with a dental implant supported tooth replacement plan can feel like a big commitment. The process can take several months, and parts of the treatment can be invasive. However, there are many advantages that make implant supported dental crowns worth the hassle. Some of the many benefits of implant supported dental crowns include the following: