Choosing the option of a single tooth dental implant has more benefits over the other alternative, such as a denture or bridge. Dentures are often uncomfortable and require daily cleaning. Long-term wearing dentures can cause gum sinking; thus, it is less acceptable these days. Similarly for tooth bridge – an artificial tooth is used to join permanently to the adjacent tooth. Gums surrounding the bridge can recede which will leave the metal base or collar of the bridge visible. This can be a reason that affects the aesthetic of a smile.
In the long term, a single tooth dental implant can be more convenient, and it looks and functions more like a natural tooth. It can also lessen the chances of injuring the surrounding gums and tooth.