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Blake Dental Arts


(941) 792-0260

George H. Burgess, D.D.S., P.A.

Single Missing Tooth

PDM_Dental_Implant_Diagram.jpgDental implants are an ideal solution for replacing a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Dental implants are highly versatile and function like natural teeth. They are widely regarded as the best option for replacing any number of teeth because of their unique ability to mimic the lost tooth and root. Because implants are constructed out of titanium, they have the capability to fuse with the jaw bone and integrate with existing tissue. As a result, dental implants are exceptionally strong and secure, offering a level of stability that other treatments simply cannot provide. Although the crown of an implant may need to be exchanged after prolonged use, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.

Unlike dental implants in Denton, TX, bridges and dentures fail to prevent bone loss and preserve facial structure. In fact, these treatments can actually lead to complications. Partial bridges are often used to replace multiple missing teeth, but they are no longer regarded as the best treatment option due to damage they can inflict on the remaining healthy teeth that support the bridge. Research shows that the wear and tear bridges have on healthy teeth can even lead to additional tooth loss. Dental bridges do not stimulate the jaw bone like dental implants, so further deterioration is inevitable. Because dental implants are surgically rooted into the mouth, they inherently offer more stability and longevity than dentures, which often slip around in the mouth.