If you only have a single tooth that needs replacement, we have a less invasive tooth implant procedure available called individual tooth replacement. Unlike bridges, the replacement tooth (known as a crown) sits independently within the patient’s jaw, so that it looks and feels like a normal tooth. Individual tooth replacement is a less invasive procedure compared to other methods, as it doesn’t require the support or alteration of neighboring teeth.
Replacing an individual tooth is a rather simple procedure. An implant is grounded in your gums where the root of your natural tooth resided, which helps to preserve the bone. Upon healing, the replacement then looks and feels like a natural tooth, and requires no additional maintenance outside of normal oral hygiene practices.
Individual tooth replacement is conducted under local anesthesia, and is a relatively painless process. Patients can expect to feel vibrations and pressure, with minimal postoperative discomfort.
If you feel you are a candidate for individual tooth replacement, contact us at Dr. Acosta’s Naples dentist office to schedule a consultation. Our friendly staff is standing by at 239-260-7749 to answer any questions and help you set up an appointment.