What Are the Downsides of Single Tooth Dental Implants?
There are few downsides to single tooth dental implants. The primary ones are the time and expense involved in the procedure. Single tooth dental implants require at least two trips to our Carson office. The first one is to implant the post in your jaw, which is done surgically. After your jaw heals, several months later, you’ll return to get the false tooth attached to the post.
The cost is the other downside. Single tooth dental implants are often the costliest option for replacing a missing tooth, and the one least likely to be covered by dental insurance. Some plans are starting to cover dental implant coverage, so talk to your dental insurance company if this is a concern for you.
Are Single Tooth Dental Implants Safe?
Single tooth dental implants are not only safe, but they improve your health by keeping your other teeth in position and making it easier for you to eat. The post also anchors your jawbone, which helps to strengthen it.