Replacing one missing tooth used to mean getting a dental bridge attached to two healthy teeth on either side of your missing one. If you have healthy enamel, it would need to be ground down so that a bridge could fit over it.
Single tooth dental implants are non-invasive to other teeth, helping you protect your healthy smile and avoiding unnecessary tooth alteration.
With individual tooth replacement, an implant is set into the location of the missing tooth. On top, an abutment extends through the gums and into your mouth, providing a base for the fixed restoration. Then, a Periodontist in The Woodlands attaches a porcelain crown on top of the abutment, finishing off the overall unit.
When you smile in the mirror, your single tooth implant and crown blend in with all of your other teeth! And the best part is that no other teeth had to be altered in the process.