Single Tooth Dental Implant – Seguin, TX

Replace Your Missing Tooth Permanently

If you’re like many people, one of your worst fears might be to lose a tooth, especially if it’s one of your front teeth. Not only can a missing tooth devastate your self-esteem, but also your oral health and your quality of life. There’s no need to feel embarrassed by your smile or struggle with the complications of a lost tooth. Dr. David Earnest can rebuild a complete, beautiful smile using a natural-looking solution.

Single Tooth Replacement Options

Model of a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.

Every tooth is invaluable to your oral health and functions. Losing even a single tooth can place you at a higher risk of cavities, gum disease, and additional missing teeth because your jawbone will slowly shrink since it isn’t being stimulated by the root. As you lose more teeth, certain foods can be too difficult to chew, which may result in dietary limitations that can cause nutritional deficiencies.

You don’t need to feel the weight of an incomplete smile affecting your wellbeing or your self-esteem. Dr. Earnest will perform a thorough consultation to create a personalized treatment plan using an effective solution:

  • Fixed Bridge: More commonly known as a bridge and crowns, this method recreates the portion of the tooth visible above the gum line. Dr. Earnest uses an impression of your mouth to create a prosthetic from all-ceramic material. The bridge is secured in place by reshaping the adjacent teeth to bond customized dental crowns over them. This is a convenient solution that requires about 2 appointments to complete. Your bridge and crowns can last for 5-7 years before needing to be replaced.
  • Single Tooth Implant: A dental implant differs from a traditional bridge because it doesn’t alter any healthy teeth or rely on them for support. Instead, a titanium implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone to act as a new root. An abutment is placed onto the post to connect a crown. This replaces the entire tooth structure to provide a close replica of your natural smile using a solution that can last for a lifetime.

Benefits of a Dental Implant

Dental implant replacing a front tooth.

A dental implant is the only treatment to mimic both the root and the crown. This allows you to enjoy exceptional benefits that aren’t possible using any other treatment, including:

  • Over a 95% success rate to last for several decades with the right aftercare.
  • Looks natural using all-ceramic material.
  • Regain as much as 70% of your natural biting force.
  • Preserves your jawbone to stop dental drift.
  • Improves your oral health to reduce your long-term oral health expenses.
  • Supports your facial tissues for a youthful appearance.
  • Doesn’t alter any healthy teeth or rely on them for support.
  • Easy maintenance and care.
  • Long-term, cost-effective solution.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Each component of a dental implant.

If you’ve lost a tooth, you can enjoy the next best thing to your natural smile. Dental implants can treat all severities of tooth loss, including a single missing tooth. If you’re ready to rebuild your smile, contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Earnest.