SINGLE TOOTH MISSING
Benefits of an all-ceramic crown on implant:
When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth. The advantages of implants over a conventional bridges are:
1- The neghboring teeth do not have to be shaved down to receive the bridge
2- The implant is a single unit and can be flossed and kept clean, whereas the bridge is a connected unit and can not be flossed.
3- Having a implant in the jaw bone, will preserve the bone in the area, whereas once a bridge is installed, the bone starts shrinking where the tooth is missing.
4- The forces over the implant is directly absorbed by the jaw bone, where the forces over a bridge will be absorbed by the teeth holding it.
5- There is a risk of developing decay under the margins of a bridge in time. Implants do not develop decay.
This procedure normally includes four visits to the dentist. You should expect to be able to work the day after having the implant installed.