Single Tooth Dental Implants – State College, PA

Seamlessly Completing Smiles with Strength & Beauty

If you’re missing just one tooth, you may have been putting off getting a replacement because after all, it’s just a small part of your smile, right? The reality is that even a single missing tooth can affect more than just your appearance. Unlike other medical conditions that get better with time, dental problems will only grow worse. Without replacing your tooth, you’re putting yourself at risk of your remaining teeth shifting out of place, extra wear and tear on your smile, higher chances of decay, and even additional tooth loss. Thankfully, Dr. Chris Devlin offers an amazing solution, single tooth dental implants in State College. Keep reading to learn more about this treatment and its benefits.

Single Tooth Replacement Options

Woman smiling with single tooth dental implant in State College

To replace a single missing tooth, patients have two options:

Dental Bridge

This option replaces the visible portion of your missing tooth with a custom-made prosthetic. A dental bridge can literally “bridge” the gap in your smile using dental crowns on either side for support. This requires the removal of a slight portion of your tooth enamel to accommodate the crowns. Once placed, patients can enjoy a stable, complete, and natural looking set of teeth. 

Single Tooth Implant

By choosing this option, you can replace your entire missing tooth from the roots up. A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. Initially, there is a small incision made in your gums to access the bone. Then, a tiny hole is created for your implant. Once placed, it fuses to the jaw, creating a sturdy and stable support for a dental crown. This osseointegration process takes between 3 to 4 months. Once complete, you’ll come back into our office, where Dr. Devlin will place your permanent crown.

Benefits of Implant Supported Single Tooth Replacement

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Single tooth implants are so popular because they offer patients numerous unique benefits, including:

  • Strength: Because dental implants in State College are rooted in the jawbone, you can chew through all of your favorite foods without worrying about your replacement coming loose.
  • Longevity: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
  • Bone health: Dental implants are the only tooth replacement that stimulates your jawbone, preventing it from deteriorating after tooth loss.
  • Confidence: Enjoy boosted confidence and self-esteem. Thanks to a single tooth dental implant, you can proudly flash your beautiful, natural-looking smile for any occasion.

Contact Dr. Chris Devlin Today

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Does it sound like you could benefit from a single tooth dental implant? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact our office! Dr. Chris Devlin, an experienced dentist in State College, will carefully examine your smile before developing your personalized treatment plan that includes information like treatment schedule, appointments, and price. Call today to get started on a complete and healthy smile!