If you are missing an individual tooth, one implant and a crown can fix it. A dental implant replaces both the lost regular tooth and its root.
What are the advantages of a single-tooth implant over a bridge?
A dental implant gives several benefits over other tooth replacement possibilities. In addition to looking and working like a natural tooth, a dental implant fixes a single tooth without losing the health of neighboring teeth. The other basic treatment for the loss of a single tooth, a tooth-supported fixed bridge, requires that neighboring teeth be ground down to hold the cemented bridge.