Dental implants are fantastic for replacing single teeth and are definitely worth considering, particularly if the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are healthy and strong and do not need crowning. This is because we would need to cut down these teeth to support a dental bridge, which is always a great shame if there is nothing wrong with them. Once we have shaped these teeth they will always need to be protected with crowns, even if you decide to have a dental implant at a later date. Instead, an implant is self-supporting and will help keep the rest of your teeth in place while preserving your jawbone at the same time. By artificially replacing your tooth root with an implant post, your dental implant will ensure your jawbone keeps on renewing old bone cells, keeping it strong and healthy.
Aesthetically, a single implant can look amazing as it will emerge from your gums exactly like a natural tooth. We take a great deal of care when designing single implant crowns to make sure they will blend in with your existing teeth, so no-one need know you ever lost a tooth. A single dental implant can prove more cost-effective in the longer term as all dental restorations will eventually wear out. Instead of having to replace a three-tooth bridge, you will only have to replace a single crown.