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Single Tooth Replacement – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Transform Your Smile

If you are missing just one tooth, you may not be in any hurry to replace it. After all, you can still eat without too much trouble. You might not even be worried about aesthetics, especially if the empty space is toward the back of your mouth. But replacing even a single missing tooth is important! As soon as you lose a tooth, the bone and gum tissue that once supported it begin to deteriorate. Over time, the surrounding teeth may drift out of place, leading to misalignment and extra wear and tear on your smile. Eventually, you could end up losing even more teeth.

At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, we offer treatments that can help you fill in the gap and protect your smile against future problems.

Single Tooth Replacement Options

There are two treatment options for single tooth replacement in Ponte Vedra Beach:

A fixed bridge, sometimes called crown and bridgework, “bridges” the gap in your smile. This type of restoration usually has two crowns, which we fit over the teeth that are next to the empty space (the abutment teeth). An artificial tooth is suspended between the crowns. A bridge can be quite sturdy and natural-looking. It has the ability to prevent dental drift, and it may last for 10 – 15 years or longer before it needs to be replaced. Many individuals choose a bridge for single tooth replacement because it is a relatively fast and affordable procedure.

A single tooth implant is a small titanium cylinder that is surgically placed beneath the gum line in a minimally invasive procedure. After it is inserted, a remarkable process known as osseointegration takes place over a period of a few months; the implant bonds with the tissue around it. The implant thus acts as a substitute for the root of the missing tooth. We replace the visible portion of the tooth with a custom-made dental crown.

The Benefits of Implant-Supported Single Tooth Replacement

We often recommend that patients choose to receive an implant rather than a dental bridge because:

Contact Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry Today

Are you ready to fill in the gap and take steps to preserve your oral health? Our team is eager to help you regain a complete smile! To learn more about your single tooth replacement options, contact us to schedule a consultation.