Missing a Single Tooth
A single missing tooth can cause serious oral health issues as well at other health concerns. It can compromise your smile and make you self-conscious. With a missing tooth, you have an increased risk of developing halitosis and gum disease, bone loss and teeth shifting. The sooner you replace your missing tooth, the more effective and conservative the treatment will be. Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha Lynn offer a dental implant at their Charleston, SC dentist office for patients missing a single tooth. The best solution for a single missing tooth is a dental implant which will provide a solid foundation for a dental crown or bridge. A dental implant secured with a dental crown or bridge is an investment in your health, confidence and overall well-being.
The Single Dental Implant Process
A dental implant is a titanium post that replaces the missing root structure. Dr. Dickert or Dr. Lynn will coordinate the surgical phase of your implant procedure with a local oral surgeon who will perform the implantation of the post. Over a 3-6 month period after the surgery, the titanium post will fuse with the natural bone helping it to support the structure of the jaw and to provide a secure base for the attachment of a dental restoration.
Dr. Dickert or Dr. Lynn will then secure a dental crown or dental bridge to the healed implant at their Charleston, SC dentist office. The crown or bridge will be custom designed to aesthetically fit your smile. A dental implant provides natural, tooth-like replacement options for a missing tooth. A dental implant will allow patients to maintain a normal oral hygiene routine and eat and speak with confidence. An implant also provides long-term support of the jaw bone to deter deterioration and recession of the facial structure.
Learn More About Dental Implants
- Dental Implants: Overview
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implant Procedure
- Dental Implants FAQ
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Types of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dickert or Dr. Lynn. Our Charleston dentist office welcomes new patients and provides personalized dental care for your specific needs. Contact us at (843) 371-5480 or request an appointment online.