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Single Implants

“A single tooth replacement, in a single day.”

If you’ve lost a single tooth from an accident or periodontal disease, no one will ever know. NuSmile Dental can replace your tooth with a dental implant inserted where the tooth is missing. With some of the top providers of dental implants Tampa & Clearwater have to offer, it may be time to set an appointment with NuSmile and get your smile back on track.

Procedure

Dental Implants TampaThe implant, which looks like a screw or cylinder, is inserted into the site where the tooth is missing.

The implant serves as a replacement for the root of the missing tooth. A small post called an abutment is connected to the implant. A replacement tooth called a crown is then created for you by NuSmile and attached to the abutment. Over the next two to six months, the implant and the bone bond together to form an anchor for your artificial tooth. Your new tooth will look, feel and function just like a natural tooth. So much so, it is common to forget you've had an implant.

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The Ideal Candidate

For a single dental implant to be successful, there must be enough bone in the jaw. The bone has to be strong enough to hold and support the implant. If there is not enough bone, it may need to be added with a procedure called bone augmentation or bone grafting. In addition, natural teeth and supporting tissues near where the implant will be placed must be in good health. With some of the best implant dentists Tampa & Clearwater have to offer, we will make sure your jaw bone has the necessary strength to support an implant.

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Dental Implants vs. Bridges and Dentures

A dental implant is an excellent way of replacing a single tooth without the disadvantages of a fixed bridge or removable dentures. A dental implant doesn’t affect your adjacent teeth or come with the hassles or bother of bridges and dentures. There is no grinding down or crowning of your natural teeth as with bridges, and no metal clasps around your healthy teeth or plastic on the roof of your mouth as with removable partial dentures. And because implants are fixed in place, there is no worry about slipping or clicking as with dentures. Gums can recede around a bridge, leaving a visible defect when the metal base or collar of the bridge becomes exposed. And, the cement holding the bridge in place can wash out, allowing bacteria to decay the teeth that anchor the bridge.

Avoiding Bone Loss

Our teeth stimulate the surrounding bone with each bite. This preserves the integrity of the bone. When a tooth is lost, the bone is not stimulated and begins to shrink away. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact, which can prevent both bone loss and gum tissue shrinkage, and protect surrounding healthy teeth. Bridges and dentures do not provide this type of support and protection. In addition, because a dental implant replaces the root structure, the jawbone is better preserved. With a bridge, some of the bone that previously surrounded the tooth begins to resorb (deteriorate).

Caring for Your Implant

In the long term, a single implant can be more attractive and easier to keep clean than a bridge.

The teeth that support a bridge will often get cavities and can be at risk of failing in just a few years. Unlike a bridge, an implant cannot be affected by cavities, and offers a much longer-term solution, often lasting a lifetime.

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If you want your teeth to look and function their very best

schedule an appointment with NuSmile today. Our highly experienced dentists have the expertise to repair virtually any cosmetic or functional issue in the mouth. We routinely help our patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles while providing some of the best dental implants Clearwater & Tampa have to offer. NuSmile Dental is the clear choice. Schedule a free consultation today.

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