Single-Tooth Replacement

West Dental Implants & Prosthetics

Single-Tooth Replacement in Durango, CO

We are happy to offer our patients single-tooth implants as an option for restoring their smiles. Contact us for more information about how we can help restore your smile and find out if this treatment is right for you.

What are single-tooth implants?

A dental implant is a metal post that is surgically placed in the jawbone to serve as the new replacement tooth root. Once the implant has had enough time to fuse with the bone, an artificial tooth (such as dental crowns, bridges, and dentures) can be placed on top of it. Single-tooth implants are commonly used to replace a missing tooth that cannot be restored with a dental filling or dental bridges. Implants not only look and function like your original teeth, but they also help to preserve the health of the surrounding teeth.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a number of benefits for patients who just need one tooth replaced.

The replacement tooth provides a more natural appearance and improved function.

They help to preserve the health of the surrounding teeth and jawbone.

They can help to keep your smile healthy and strong for years.

They are much more durable than dental bridges or dentures, and they can last a lifetime with proper care.

They are self-supporting and do not put any extra stress on the surrounding teeth.

Who is a candidate for the dental implant procedure?

You may be a good candidate for dental implants if:

You have overall good oral health

You have adequate jaw bone to support the implant

You aren’t a smoker

You don’t need all of your teeth replaced

You may not be a good candidate for dental implants if:

You do not have sufficient bone in the jaw to support the implant due to gum disease or tooth decay. You may require a bone graft first to address the bone loss

You are in poor overall health and have poor oral hygiene, including poor gum health

You take steroids or other medications that suppress the immune system

You are a smoker or other tobacco product user

You have diabetes or heart disease

Implants vs. Other Tooth Replacement Options (Dentures and Bridges)

Dental implants are often considered to be the best option for replacing lost teeth. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are permanently anchored to the jawbone, making them strong and stable. Additionally, dental implants are designed to look and function just like natural teeth, giving you a natural-looking smile. While dental implants may be more expensive upfront than other tooth replacement options, they offer many benefits that make them worth the investment.

Improve the Appearance of Your Smile with Implants

If you need a tooth replacement, call West Dental Implants, we are happy to help restore your smile. Call us at (970) 259-5600 to set an appointment for a consultation to discover how we can help.

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