Single Tooth Implants
If you’re missing a tooth, the most common replacement options are a dental implant or a bridge. Both will fill the gap with an aesthetic and functional tooth, but a dental implant has several advantages.
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Single Tooth Implants Serving Ontario and the greater Toronto areas
Advantages of a Dental Implant vs. a Bridge
- Strong and natural-looking tooth
- Helps preserve the surrounding bone
- More cost-effective in the long term
- Replacing a single tooth with a dental implant is the option most dentists and patients prefer because it gives you a strong and natural-looking tooth without sacrificing the health of adjacent teeth.
A dental implant is placed in the jawbone and acts just like the root of a tooth. After allowing time to heal, a porcelain or ceramic crown is placed on top of the implant. The result is a replacement tooth that looks, acts and feels like a natural tooth. The implant also helps preserve the surrounding bone.
A conventional dental bridge is cemented onto the two neighboring teeth. The supporting teeth must be modified or shaved down, and as a result they are more susceptible to gum recession and decay. With a bridge, the bone beneath the artificial tooth will deteriorate over time, which can cause a cosmetic defect.
If you have a dental bridge that is failing or needs replacement, an implant may still be an option for you.
Cost of a Dental Implant vs. a Bridge
Some people opt for dental bridges because they are less expensive in the short term and generally have some insurance coverage. A bridge can last 7+ years, but it will need to be replaced eventually.
A dental implant costs more initially, but it is a more permanent solution. With good overall health and oral hygiene maintenance, implants can provide a lifetime solution. Once you consider the long-term benefits, you may find that a dental implant is the less expensive solution.
Your treatment cost will depend on your individual needs. There may be an additional cost if you need bone grafting procedures. Dental implants aren’t typically covered by insurance, but they can be claimed as a health expense on your taxes. Our clinics also provide extended payment options to help make your implant treatment affordable.
Payment Plan & Financing Options
Altima Dental is proud to offer our patients a 0% interest payment plan so our patients can get the treatment they need, when they need it. Visit this page for more info on our 0% Payment Plan.