Patients missing just one tooth typically needed to rely on a fixed bridge tooth replacement. Fixed bridges are crafted by attached dental crowns to either side of a replacement tooth. The crowns are then attached to healthy teeth, bridging the gap left by the missing tooth. While traditional fixed bridges are still viable options, they do require that we remove healthy tooth structure from the surrounding teeth in order to provide support for the replacement tooth. In order to preserve healthy dental structure, we may recommend single tooth dental implants, which allow us to restore the lost tooth without adversely impacting the health of remaining teeth. We simply place a single dental implant post that will fuse with the jawbone to mimic the lost tooth root. Once in place, patients will need to wait between three and six months to allow the implant post to fuse. After the implant has securely attached to the jawbone, patients return to our office where we’ll attach a custom crafted dental crown creating a natural looking, feeling, and functioning tooth replacement solution.