Many patients loose one tooth due to trauma, decay or iatrogenic causes such as root canals, post or crowns. Once the tooth is lost, options to replace the tooth vary, the ideal treatment for single tooth loss, is a dental implant. The implant is a free standing and replaces the root and the crown of the tooth. The advantages of a single tooth implant are greater that other options like bridges or partial dentures, gums can recede around a bridge. A dental implant will replace your tooth root by being integrated with your jawbone; the bone is better preserved stopping the absorption process. With current technology and the skill set of Dr. Willardsen, the aesthetics of a single tooth can be indistinguishable from the natural tooth.