SINGLE DENTAL IMPLANT
Single-tooth implants can be used in people who are missing one or more teeth. An implant is surgically placed in an opening that your dentist makes in the jawbone. After the implant integrates (attaches) to your bone, it acts as a new “root” for the crown that will replace your missing tooth. A crown (cap), which is made to look like a natural tooth, is attached to the implant and fills the space left in the mouth by the missing tooth.
Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. In the long term, a single implant can be more esthetic and easier to keep clean than a bridge.
A crown can be made wider to close a space. Studies so far have shown that these implants can last as long as 25 years.