Single tooth implant NYC appointments available.
Single Tooth Implant Restorations have replaced the traditional 3-unit bridge as the treatment of choice for single missing teeth.
With a 3-unit bridge, 2 healthy teeth on either side of the space have to be reduced in preparation for a set of 3 connected crowns to be placed over them, with the middle crown filling the missing tooth’s space. With a single implant, the adjacent teeth are not damaged.
Single tooth implants are now the preferred choice of treatment. We offer a variety of dental implant services, so make an appointment to learn what the best option is for you.
Single Tooth Implant Restoration vs 3-Unit Bridge
|No alteration of healthy teeth||Reduction of healthy teeth adjacent to space|
|Easy to clean and floss just like natural teeth||Require special tools for hygiene maintenance|
|No chance of future decay||Risk of future decay|
|Looks and feels like a natural tooth, as it emerges from the gum tissue||Less natural appearance, as it sits on top of the gum line|
|Initial cost slightly higher, long-term cost likely lower||Initial cost slightly lower, long-term cost likely higher|