Single tooth implants are suitable for patients who may have lost a single tooth due to disease or trauma, or for people who have teeth that are congenitally missing. Treatment can be carried out on people whose teeth and jaws have finished developing. The main requirement is to have good dental and general health. There is no evidence to suggest the success of dental implant treatment is affected by age or gender.
Single dental implants tend to be enormously successful. Many people will enjoy them for years or even for life. One of the reasons why they are so successful is because single dental implants are very easy to keep clean as they can be brushed and flossed exactly the same as a normal tooth so there is less risk of the implant becoming infected.
Although in some cases, implants initially can be more costly than a bridge, in the long run, implant therapy can be more cost-effective.