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Enjoy a Seamless Smile with Dental Implants

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Should You Worry About a Single Missing Tooth?

The health of your smile depends on many factors, including a full set of healthy teeth. While a single missing tooth may not seem as urgent as an entire arch of missing teeth, this condition can severely disrupt the balance of your smile. Dr. Jay Ajmo offers sophisticated solutions for single missing teeth, including mini implant-supported dental crowns. Replacing a missing tooth allows speech and chewing ability to resume. It also forces the remaining teeth to stay in position, thus preventing the problems associated with drifting teeth.

Every single one of your teeth serves three vital functions:

  • Your teeth help you make many of the consonant sounds necessary for normal speech.
  • Your front teeth help with biting into foods, while back teeth chew, or masticate, food. Proper chewing is an essential initial step in the digestion process. Without it, our bodies cannot absorb all the nutrients from the food we eat.
  • When you lose a permanent tooth, your remaining teeth naturally begin to move toward the space left behind. This shifting effect can throw your teeth out of alignment, leading to worn enamel, an improper bite, and a higher risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and TMJ disorder.

Tooth Replacement Options

Traditional Bridge

A bridge, or partial denture, consists of a replacement tooth supported by two adjacent dental crowns. To place a dental bridge, Dr. Ajmo must first prepare the adjacent teeth by removing a portion of the enamel. Crowns on both ends of the bridge are then bonded into place to suspend the bridge’s pontic over the empty tooth socket. Note that a bridge can feature more than one pontic to replace multiple lost teeth in a row. With proper care, the average dental bridge can last many years before it may need replacing. Although it provides a reliable solution for filling gaps left by missing teeth, many patients don’t like the idea of having to place crowns on healthy teeth.

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Implant-Supported Crowns

Dental implants restored with crowns mimic the root-and-crown configuration of a natural tooth, and provide a more true-to-nature tooth replacement option. Depending on your case, Dr. Ajmo can place a traditional implant providing a host of advantages over traditional bridgework. They do not require support from crowned teeth, meaning that despite the need for surgical placement of the titanium post, dental implants are a more conservative solution. Dental implants last a lifetime if cared for properly. In addition, implants stimulate the jaw from within, helping maintain healthy bone density over the years.

The Best in Single Tooth Replacement Options

At PGA Dentistry, we believe a healthy, beautiful smile can help his patients lead healthier, happier lives. Dr. Ajmo has spent his career expanding his knowledge base and acquiring the practical experience needed to provide the very best care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Replace The Gap In Your Smile With A Single Dental Implant!

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