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Single Tooth Replacement with a Dental Implant

Single tooth dental implant replacement options

When we talk about a dental implant we are usually talking about the entire tooth being replaced.

A "dental implant" tooth is composed of the root part (implant) and the tooth part (crown).

The Implant is placed deep in the bone and acts like the root of the tooth.The crown part is attached to the implant invarious ways, and can be replaced if damaged. A dental implant replaced tooth is the most permanent type of tooth replacement available today. It also preserves the surrounding bone.

Advantages of Single-Tooth Implant over a Bridge


Advantages of dnetal implants over a bridge

A dental implant provides several advantages over other tooth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like a natural tooth, a dental implant replaces a single tooth without sacrificing the health of neighboring teeth. The other common treatment for the loss of a single tooth is a tooth-supported fixed bridge, which requires that adjacent teeth be ground down to support the cemented bridge.

 

Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. With a bridge, some of the bone that previously surrounded the tooth begins to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.

Single-Tooth Dental Implant Procedure

Single tooth dental implant procedure

The procedure is relatively simple. A small hole is precisely drilled into the bone at the location of the missing tooth. A small titanium implant is placed into the prepared site. The implant is allowed to heal for 4-5 months. During this time, you can wear a temporary tooth replacement. You won't even know the implant is there. After healing is complete, the implant is uncovered and the final crown is placed.

The result is esthetically pleasing, remarkably strong and durable, and surprisingly economical. Call us today to get more details about single tooth replacements with dental implants!