Are you struggling with a missing tooth and unsure about the best way to replace it? Let us introduce you to the Dental Implant, the most effective and long-lasting solution to missing teeth.

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The 3 Parts of a Dental Implant

The Single Dental Implant is made up of three parts: the crown, the abutment, and the implant. Each part serves a specific function.

Crown

Finally, the implant crown is the white part of the tooth that you see and use. It’s fixed onto the implant and is custom-made to match the color and shape of your surrounding teeth. This provides a natural and seamless appearance, giving you the confidence to smile and speak without any hesitation.

Abutment

The abutment acts as the “joiner” between the implant down in the bone and the crown above the gums. It ensures that the implant and crown remain securely attached, providing a strong and functional replacement tooth that will last for years to come.

Implant

The implant itself is crafted from solid titanium and is placed into the bone beneath the gums. Over time, the implant fuses with the bone, creating a durable and sturdy foundation for your replacement tooth. This bond is so strong that it allows for lifelong use of the implant, meaning you won’t have to worry about getting it replaced in the future.

Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges

While traditional dental bridges are another option for replacing missing teeth, they come with some downsides. The average lifespan of a dental bridge is about 10 years, which means you’ll have to replace it multiple times in your lifetime, adding up to significant costs over time. Additionally, getting a dental bridge requires modifying the two adjacent teeth to fit the bridge, which could lead to complications and possible issues with healthy teeth.

Dental Implants vs. Root Canals

A dental implant is a viable solution instead of a root canal. While a root canal is considered less invasive than an implant, an implant is less likely to become infected. Additionally, a dental implant will last much longer than a root canal. With a root canal, you will need to revisit the procedure within about 10 to 15 years. The pros of a single dental implant include:

  • A permanent solution.
  • Comfortable and pain-free solution with our no-cost sedation.
  • High functionality.
  • Minimization of bone loss over the years.
  • Much more durable than a root canal.
  • Doesn’t require scheduling an appointment to get the root canal done and being fitted with a crown after the fact.

Pros of a Single Dental Implant

A single dental implant is typically has an extremely low failure rate and will last a lifetime. Root canals can be painful from the onset and other types of procedures also need to be revisited within a decade or so. A single dental implant is also done when there is significant damage to the tooth that a root canal will not be viable. Over time, a dental implant will save you time, pain, and money, as you can forget about having to have the tooth replaced within your lifetime. A dental implant is also relatively pain-free as you will be able to receive our no-cost sedation service.

A Permanent Solution to Missing Teeth

Choosing a Dental Implant over a traditional dental bridge can save you time and money in the long run while providing you with a natural and durable replacement tooth that looks and feels like your own. So, if you’re looking for a permanent solution to missing teeth, contact us about getting a Dental Implant today! You will save time and money by working with Denovo Dental Cosmetic Center of Renton, WA.