Why patients in Fort Worth TX choose to replace a single tooth with an implant, rather than a dental bridge
Sycamore Dental cultivates healthy relationships with patients who represent a range of ages, budgets, and needs. Dr. Vidya Suri works closely with patients and their families to keep natural teeth and gums free of decay and disease. While Dr. Suri emphasizes preventive services, she understands that patients embark on (or re-start) their oral health journeys at different times in their lives. Some patients are predisposed to conditions such as gum disease. Others lose their teeth as the result of accidents. These patients have peace of mind, knowing sophisticated tooth replacement technologies are available from the dentist they know and trust.
A single tooth implant in Fort Worth TX at the Sycamore Dental office is an appropriate option for patients who need to replace one tooth but don’t want a conventional bridge. Dr. Suri has made the process of getting an implant-supported crown easy and convenient; she handles every aspect of the procedure in-house. She doesn’t have to refer you to a specialist for placement of the implant. This is an important distinction. Dr. Suri is among the select group of dentists with the equipment and training to place the implant. Patients avoid the hassle, stress, and additional expense of visiting a specialist that they don’t know for treatment.
Advanced tooth replacement
In the past if a tooth was lost, the only option to replace it was a dental bridge. A traditionally designed bridge requires a healthy tooth on each side of the gap. These teeth are known as abutments, and they support the replacement (pontic) tooth. The pontic is fused to two crowns that will be placed on the abutment teeth. The abutments are reduced in size and shaped to make room for the crowns. The pontic and crowns are then bonded to the abutments. So, the replacement tooth that fills the gap is supported by the crowned abutment teeth.
Today, if a tooth is lost, you have the power of choice! Patients may select an implant to support the replacement tooth (or crown) instead. The implant is shaped like a cylinder, and made from a material that is biocompatible, which means the bone safely and naturally fuses to it. In turn, the implant becomes anchored in the jaw – like a natural tooth root. After the implant is fully integrated in the jawbone, a connector is placed on top of it to hold the crown that replaces your missing tooth This superior design facilitates:
- A natural appearance, feel, and function
- Long-term health, as it promotes bone strength (preventing destructive bone loss)
- Low-maintenance oral care with routine brushing and flossing
Unlike traditional bridges, an implant-retained crown doesn’t require the reduction of natural teeth on each side of the gap, nor does it require special brushes and floss threaders to clean crowded, hard-to-reach spaces.
Sycamore Dental loves making people smile, regardless of budget. Dr. Suri accepts many types of insurance, including Medicaid. Implants are a terrific value for many patients, who enjoy the benefits of implant-supported crowns — for life. Call (817) 438-1828 to schedule your appointment.