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Single Tooth Implant

Are you missing some parts? Body parts, perhaps? If you are, we have some news for you. A lot of people are missing teeth. Over 30 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you are missing a tooth, you may have some serious problems depending on where that missing tooth is located. Sometimes people with a missing tooth worry about how their smile looks. People also may find they have trouble eating.

Also, if you have a missing tooth, you may have problems with your mouth, because your teeth may shift. They shift to take over the space left by the missing tooth, which could affect your bite. If you don’t replace that missing tooth, it could cause trouble for your other teeth as well as your jaw. Do you have a missing tooth you need replaced? Michael Yokoyama, D.D.S can help. Give us a minute of your time to talk to you about how we can replace your lost tooth and help you keep your oral health at an optimum level.

Why Should You Replace A Single Tooth?

Sometimes, you can have one tooth missing, and it is no big deal. For example, people can lose their wisdom teeth, and not have any problems. That’s because wisdom teeth are considered nonessential because we don’t really need them to be able to chew. What if your tooth wasn’t a wisdom tooth? Then you may have a problem.

If you are missing an essential tooth, such as one of the teeth in the front of your mouth, you could have problems when you bite down or when you chew. Because your mouth uses your teeth to chew, you could have problems forming letters and speaking. You might have problems with teeth drifting to fill the space left when you lost your tooth.

You could also have problems with your bite, which could lead to problems with your jaw. Eventually, if you don’t get the tooth replaced, you could lose bone mass in your jawbone. This could, over time, change the look of your jaw, and even change the bone structures in your face.

How Will a Dental Implant Help?

While nothing replaces your natural tooth, implants are an amazing substitute. Implants are a great merger of science and dentistry. When we implant a tooth, we are able to screw an implant support into your jawbone. The implant screw anchors to your jawbone and supports the replacement tooth. Because it anchors to your jawbone, you don’t lose bone mass in your jaw. Your implant is a permanent tooth.

How Is a Tooth Implanted?

The implant procedure is quite simple. We check your jawline and your gums to make sure you don’t have infected gums. We also check to make sure you have enough bone mass to support an implant in your jaw. If you’re a good candidate, we can begin the process to make an implant for your jaw.

Do you have questions about a tooth implant? We’d be happy to answer them. Give Michael Yokoyama, D.D.S, a call at 760-632-9055, and let us answer your implant questions.
Michael Yokoyama, D.D.S in Encinitas, CA
Michael Yokoyama, D.D.S
Dr. Yokoyama
477 North El Camino Real #C-306
Encinitas, CA 92024

Phone: 760-632-9055

Monday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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