The absolute best replacement for a single missing tooth is an implant.
- Think of a single implant like this: The implant is surgically placed in the bone to replace the root of a missing tooth. This takes 3-6 months to heal, once healed, a crown in screwed into the internal portion of the implant.
- An implant can be brushed and flossed like a natural tooth, and looks and feels like a natural tooth.
- Usually, the extraction of the tooth is much more invasive than the placement of an implant. In most situations, post-operative healing is minimal. If you have more questions please call, and always consider an implant first.