Single Implant Rockville, MD

Even one missing tooth can cause oral health issues that will be costly to repair in the future. Not to mention, it will compromise your smile and make you self-conscious. A single missing may even cause you to be embarrassed to smile. Dr. Ali Sarkarzadeh of Congressional Dental Care in Rockville, MD recommends replacing your missing tooth as soon as possible to reduce the chance for future complicated treatments. Some of the oral health issues that arise from not replacing your missing tooth include:

  • Increased risk of halitosis
  • Increased risk of gum disease
  • Your teeth may shift
  • Bone loss in your jaw
  • Increased risk of tooth decay

Replacement Options for Single Missing Tooth

Dr. Sarkarzadeh offers two options for a single missing tooth. The first is a traditional dental bridge that is supported by the two adjacent teeth. Dr. Sarkarzadeh prepares the adjacent teeth by removing a substantial amount of the tooth structure to make room for the bridge. While this is the traditional method for securing a bridge, it does compromise the structure and health of the anchor teeth, and many patients will require further maintenance and care in the future.

The second option is a dental implant-secured dental crown. Dental crowns anchor to a dental implant for a natural and durable replacement of a missing tooth. A small dental implant post, made of medical-grade titanium, will be surgically implanted into the jaw. The implant is designed to replace the missing tooth root structure and will fuse with the bone for long-term support of the jaw. Once healed, a dental crown will be attached to the dental implant for a permanent replacement.

Single Tooth Dental Implant

dental implants in Rockville MDA dental implant secured dental crown is by far the superior option for a single missing tooth. Whenever possible, Dr. Sarkarzadeh will recommend a single tooth dental implant as a conservative and effective treatment. Despite this being the more expensive treatment option upfront, it is the better option for your overall health. A single tooth dental implant is an investment in your health, confidence, and overall well-being. Benefits of single tooth dental implant include:

  • Daily oral hygiene routine is easier
  • The implant will never decay so there is no chance of ever needing a root canal or cavity filling
  • Your adjacent teeth will not be damaged
  • No bone loss because dental implants stimulate natural tooth roots to promote bone regeneration
  • Will look just like your natural teeth, blending seamlessly with your smile

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Schedule a Consultation

If you are missing a single tooth and are interested in a single tooth dental implant in Rockville, MD, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sarkarzadeh or Dr. Farzin. They will discuss your dental health, cosmetic goals, and budget concerns to determine if dental implants are right for you. Congressional Dental Care is currently accepting new patients.