Dr. Chad can replace a single tooth with an implant and a crown. An implant-supported crown is strong, provides excellent chewing power and looks just like a regular tooth. Implant-supported crowns are also durable; they can last a lifetime.
A single tooth can also be replaced using a dental bridge, but a bridge requires reduction of the adjacent teeth for its placement, a gap can develop between the bridge and the gums, and bridges often only last about eight years. Dr. Chad recommends dental implants instead of a bridge, as they last longer and are easier to care for. Additionally, if a patient is on medication that causes a dry mouth, bridges aren't the best option.