Most people are moving away from other tooth or teeth replacement methods like ordinary dental bridges and dentures for several reasons. Some people lack adequate bone or tooth support, and some just find these options uncomfortable.
Apart from that, for a bridge to be installed successfully, it has to attach to the teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing tooth. Fortunately, with single tooth dental implants, this is not the case. None of your healthy teeth will need to be prepared or ground down for a dental implant to be installed and this means less complications for you.
To be eligible for a single tooth dental implant, you must have:
- Healthy gums
- Enough bone to support the implant
If you don't have adequate bone, you need to be a candidate for bone grafting.
- Good oral hygiene habits