Single-Tooth Replacement

Flawless Smile Dentistry

CLAREMORE | 918-347-1112, Broken Bow Dentist BROKEN ARROW | 918-347-4220, 2319 N. 9TH ST. BROKEN ARROW, OK 74012


If you are only missing a single-tooth you may be tempted to avoid pursuing tooth replacement treatment, especially if the gap in your smile is not highly visible to others. However, missing even just one tooth from your smile can have a profound impact on your oral health over time. Indeed, a missing tooth can lead to diminished jawbone density, gum tissue deterioration, bite problems caused by shifting of remaining teeth, and additional tooth loss. At Flawless Smile Dentistry, we can help prevent dental health damage following tooth loss with single-tooth implants.


A fixed bridge or a dental implant are the most common options available to patients when it comes to single-tooth replacement:

A fixed bridge consists of one prosthetic replacement tooth connected to two crowns on either side. The crowns attach to adjacent healthy teeth in order to remain securely in place in the mouth. In this way, a fixed bridge restores the visible portion of a missing tooth. This tooth replacement option looks and feels very natural, prevents teeth from shifting, and restores full dental function.

Instead of only replacing the visible position of a missing tooth, a single-tooth implant replaces the entire dental structure from the roots up. First, a dental implant – a small titanium post – is surgically placed below the gum line. Over the next three to four months, this post will fuse to the jawbone and connective gum tissue and be ready to provide ultimate support for an artificial tooth. Once this healing process is complete, a crown is attached to an abutment on top of the implant, successfully filling the gap in a patient’s smile and restoring their dental function.


Dental crowns and bridges remain viable options to restore the appearance and function of a person’s smile. However, single-tooth dental implants offer a range of benefits compared to more traditional dental prostheses, such as:


#1: Implants do not rely on nearby healthy teeth for support – unlike crowns and bridges, which both require the removal of healthy dental structure to remain in place.


#2: Implants are the only tooth replacement solution that replaces the entire dental structure from the roots up, providing nearly the same chewing power as natural teeth.


#3: Similar to natural teeth, a dental implant provides the stimulation needed to maintain and increase jawbone density and healthy gum tissue volume.


#4: With proper care, dental implants can last 30 years or longer! In contrast, most dental bridges need to be replaced or restored after 10 years.

So we found this dentistry and thought we check it out. The staff are very nice, they give you a tour and informative of the dentists and the services they provide. My daughter felt comfortable and noticed the differences from our past dentist. So if she’s all in, I’m going to use the services as well. They were able to get me an initial assessment immediately following my daughters cleaning. I would recommend this dentistry to anyone who is searching for a more detailed and skilled dentistry!

    Nicole D.

    Broken Arrow

    The staff is friendly and very helpful. The wait time is short, to be called back and for the doctor to come in. The payment plans are affordable, the staff is knowledgeable and will work with you to help you get the treatment you need. The reception staff to dentist are patient and do not mind questions. Another big thing, for most people, they are open on Saturday. So you do Not have to miss work to get your dental needs met.

      Amanda S.


      Each visit with Flawless Smile is so pleasant. The front office staffers all greet me with a friendly “Hello” and smile. I have never waited more than 5 or 10 minutes to get taken back to the dental area by another smiling staff member. I am a different person because of my treatment at Flawless Smile. Different meaning I’m no longer depressed because I don’t have to hide my smile every minute of the day. It’s amazing how being able to smile changes every aspect of my life.

        DMarie L.


        I have dentures that are screwed in and I was having to go to either Kansas City or Oklahoma City from Tulsa to get them worked on fallstona was able to put these in and keep them clean for me and it's a lot closer than a two or four hour drive. Everyone I've met at the staff and the doctor is great I would recommend this especially if you're looking for dentures.

          Jerry E.

          Broken Arrow

          I really felt that all employees/staff were more than good to me. Made me feel like family almost and really seemed to care. They definitely wanted me to get the best service possible and I'm excited to go back again. My next appointment will be getting 7 teeth pulled and instead of feeling nervous as I usually do, I feel completely ready to get it done and have total faith in the dentist there to do good work. I know I'm in good hands!





            If you are ready to eliminate the gap in your smile from a missing tooth, do not hesitate to contact our team at Flawless Smile Dentistry via phone, text, or email.

            Our doctors have the skills and experience to perform the entire dental implantation procedure from start to finish – no extra trip to a surgical specialist is necessary! You can restore your smile under a single roof at our conveniently-located private practice in Broken Arrow. Request a consultation to get started!

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