Single Tooth Replacement in Colorado Springs, CO

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When a single tooth is missing, a traditional tooth-supported bridge or an implant-supported crown, are the two most common options to replace it.

A traditional bridge can be very functional and esthetic for a period of time and can be fabricated relatively fast. The disadvantages are that the adjacent teeth must be reshaped or cut down to fit the cemented bridge. With time the adjacent teeth may be susceptible to decay. A traditional tooth-supported bridge also does not stabilize the jawbone where the tooth was lost resulting in continued bone resorption in that area.

    Missing Tooth

    • Continued Bone loss
    • Loss of Chewing Function
    • Unattractive Appearance

    Traditional Bridge

    • Cuts Down Healthy Teeth
    • Attractive Appearance
    • Bone Loss Continues Under Bridge

    Implant-Supported Crown

    • Attractive Appearance
    • Full Chewing Function
    • Prevents Bone Loss
    • No Need to Cut Down Other Teeth
    • Costs LESS than a bridge for a single tooth

    A dental implant supported crown may be used to replace almost any missing tooth, provided there is adequate bone level at the site. If not, modern procedures can usually be performed to acquire enough bone to safely place an implant

    The dental implant is placed in the bone below the gums. A cosmetic temporary tooth (flipper) can often be made to fill the missing place during the healing process.

    After healing, the abutment is attached to the implant and an impression is taken to make the crown to match your existing teeth.

    In the final step, the beautiful hand-made porcelain crown is cemented onto the abutment. The tooth has been replaced preventing further bone loss and without disturbing the healthy teeth on either side.

    If you are missing one, many, or all of your teeth, Dr. Seth Kimmelman can offer numerous options to restore your smile, chewing function, and speaking ability. If you are ready to smile with confidence again, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kimmelman

    We offer a wide range of dental implant services including:

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