Single Tooth Replacement
Although dental bridges have long been used to replace a single missing tooth, today there is no better solution than dental implants. They are attractive, long lasting, and have the additional benefit of keeping the jawbone strong and healthy, something no other tooth replacement option can do.
Why Replace a Single Tooth?
Having a gap in your smile is not just an aesthetic issue. You may not realize it but a single missing tooth can have an impact on your entire mouth.
Surrounding teeth can shift into the gap left by the missing tooth, creating problems with your bite and causing uneven wear from chewing. This space may also be an ideal spot for food particles to get stuck and bacteria to accumulate, leading to an increased risk of developing oral infections such as gum disease. And when a tooth is missing, the jawbone is deprived of the stimulation it needs to stay healthy and strong and eventually starts to deteriorate and weaken.
For all of these reasons, it’s important to replace a missing tooth as soon as possible.
Why Choose Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement?
Dental implants not only fill in the space left by a missing tooth but they are also the only tooth replacement solution that is anchored to the jawbone, helping to maintain its strength and health.
Implants are natural looking and blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Because they are designed to be independently attached to the jawbone, just like a real tooth, they can easily be brushed and flossed, requiring no extra care or products.
The Dental Implant Process for Single Tooth Replacement
We make it easy to restore your teeth with dental implants and we’ll guide you through every step of the treatment process. To start, you’ll visit our office in Oelwein or West Union, IA, for your dental implant consultation with Dr. Kruger. He’ll examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine the best course of treatment.
Once your treatment plan has been designed, you’ll have your dental implants placed. In many cases, we can attach a temporary crown to your implant while the area fully heals. During the healing process, your jawbone fuses with your implant, forming a strong foundation for your replacement tooth. This healing process is vitally important for the long-term success of your dental implants
Once the area has healed you’ll return to our office for the final step of the process and have your permanent, natural-looking crown attached to your implant. With proper care, your implant can last a lifetime and your crown can be replaced from time to time to make sure your smile remains beautiful throughout the years.
Contact Us for Dental Implants in West Union and Oelwein
Take the first step toward restoring your smile with dental implants. Contact our office in Oelwein or West Union to schedule your consultation today! Dr. Kruger will help you determine the best treatment plan to achieve your tooth restoration goals.