Dental Implant and Crown for Single Tooth Replacement

After losing a tooth, the effects of your dental health can be felt almost immediately. Besides the visual effects of the loss, your bite can also seem off-balance, which places extra pressure on your remaining teeth. The teeth that remain can also shift towards the empty space causing misalignment. Replacing the lost tooth with a dental implant and crown can help stop increasingly worse dental issues, including the risk of losing more teeth, as that area of your jawbone grows weaker without the root present.

The Benefits of an Implant and Crown

To replace a single lost tooth, Dr. Miller can place a single dental implant post in the empty space along your jawbone. After your jawbone has healed, Dr. Miller can attach an abutment to the post and secure a lifelike porcelain dental crown to the abutment. An implant and crown replace your tooth and root, and also help you avoid the need for a more invasive dental bridge. While effective at restoring the function and balance of your bite, a dental bridge requires the modification of the healthy teeth next to the gap to accommodate the crowns that support the bridge. By contrast, a dental implant and crown stands on its own, allowing you to preserve a maximum amount of the healthy tooth structure that remains.


At Snow Park Dental, Dr. Mark A. Miller offers a wide range of comprehensive dental implant services. Our extensive knowledge and experience allows us to help you look better, feel better and have a lasting peace of mind. Using advanced dental implant systems, we can replace your lost teeth while protecting your jawbone and restoring your ability to properly chew any food you desire. Dr. Miller also provides a thorough catalogue of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services, which you can learn more about by visiting the Snow Park Dental website! Call Dr. Miller today at 505-299-2979 to schedule a consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, office. We also welcome patients and families from Rio Rancho, Corrales, Edgewood, Tijeras, Los Lunas, and all surrounding communities.