You’ve got a hole in your smile.
You can’t really deny it. You are clearly missing a tooth. You can see it when you look in the mirror. You can feel it when you try to bite or chew. You may even notice it when you try to say certain words.
Losing a tooth can affect you more ways than you might realize … until it happens to you. More than 100 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth. That just means you have a lot of company if you are one of them.
If you are, the question is what are you going to do about it. At Advanced Dental Center, we have seen that the best solution for replacing a single missing tooth is an implant-supported dental crown. We’ll discuss some of the reasons for that below.
If you or someone you care about could benefit from this restoration service, simply call 843-627-4076 to request an appointment at our office in Florence, SC.
Get Back Your Smile
Dental crowns have been used to restore teeth for centuries. Not that long ago, many crowns were made of metal. This made them highly functional — meaning they could restore your ability to bite and chew. At the same time, they could be something of a distraction when you were speaking or smiling.
Modern crowns are made with durable materials that also match the color of natural teeth. That means they can restore the function and the appearance of your smile.
Typically, crowns are used to repair teeth that have been damaged. This includes broken teeth, cracked teeth, and decayed teeth, although crowns have many more uses.
Dental crowns only replace the top half of your tooth, however. As a result, people with lost teeth would receive a dental bridge. These bridges are formed by crowns that have been fused together.
That fills the gaps in your smile, but it doesn’t replace the root that’s missing below the surface. As a result, bone loss can still occur even with a dental bridge.
Secure Your New Tooth
To get a complete tooth replacement, you should get a dental implant to support your crown.
Modern implants have been around since the 1960s.
Implants are intended to serve as replacements for missing roots. With innovations, today’s implants are better and can help even more people. In addition to standard implants, we offer mini implants, which can be equally effective.
Implants are placed in your jaw, where your roots once were. This keeps them securely in position. That also makes them a stable foundation to support your dental crown. As a result, you can replace your whole tooth and restore its full function along with your smile.
Get Back What You’re Missing
Don’t settle for a good replacement for your missing tooth when you could get a great replacement instead. Implant-supported dental crowns replace your whole tooth from top to bottom.