If you lose a tooth due to gum disease, or tooth decay, you may not smile or speak confidently. Thanks to dental implants, you can replace the lost tooth to help restore your smile and enhance your oral health.

During a single tooth implant procedure, your dentist fastens a titanium rod into the jawbone, which serves as the new root. They will then attach a dental crown over the titanium post. 

Discover more ways a single tooth implant can be beneficial to you.

Preserves Your Jawbone

A missing tooth impacts your jawbone directly. When you chew, bite or smile, your teeth' roots transmit pressure into your jaw. This pressure stimulates your gum and bone tissues to keep them strong. The pressure also promotes the growth of new bone cells as old cells die out. 

Unfortunately, a missing tooth eliminates these sensations. As a result, cell regrowth derails, and eventually, you will have a reduced bone volume. A low bone density weakens the teeth that neighbor the lost tooth. You could potentially lose them if you don't replace the missing tooth in good time.

Thankfully, a dental implant specialist surgically inserts a titanium post into the jawbone of the lost tooth. As the jaw heals, the titanium post fuses with your jaw bone. So, the lost bone from the missing tooth regenerates through the implant. 

Improves the Quality of Your Life

Dental implants improve the quality of your life in ways that other tooth replacement techniques can't. For starters, implants are not only comfortable to wear but also durable. In fact, dental implants can last a lifetime when well maintained. In addition, implants allow you to smile confidently, which significantly boosts your self-confidence and esteem.  

After installation, you don't need to worry about repairs and replacements costs associated with alternative devices. Nor do you have to waste time on adhesive application and long cleaning routines because implant care is similar to that of your natural teeth.

With missing or damaged teeth, you can't chew food comfortably, as you might irritate the gap the extracted tooth leaves behind. So, eating chewy snacks, crisp fruits, and tough meats becomes a challenge. Thanks to dental implants, the titanium rod anchored to your jawbone eliminates all dietary limitations. You can eat all your favorite foods without the risk of damage to your prosthetics. 

A tooth implant is a healthy way to restore a lost tooth. If you have a missing tooth, talk to your dentist to determine if this tooth replacement option is right for you.