If you have lost a single tooth, one tooth implant and a crown can replace it. This one tooth implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root. At our practice, we offer one tooth implants to help replace your lost or damaged teeth. The procedure can help restore the look and function of your tooth, just like a natural tooth.
What is One Tooth Implant
One-tooth implants are a dental procedure used in patients missing one or more teeth. This procedure also replaces the tooth’s roots. Here are some benefits of one tooth implant:
- The procedure does not affect any of the surrounding teeth
- The procedure allows for the gums to be better preserved
- The procedure can significantly improve your oral health
Procedure for One Tooth Implant
Our specialists start by placing the implant, which looks like a cylinder or screw, into your jaw. For the next two to six months, the bone and implant are allowed to connect to form an anchor for your artificial tooth. Our specialist ensures that a temporary tooth replacement option can be worn over the implant site during this period.
What’s more, our dentists will uncover the implant and attach an extension. This brief healing cap completes the substructure on which we will place your new tooth. We will allow your gums to heal for a couple of weeks following this procedure. However, we are aware that some implant systems do not require this second step at our practice. These systems utilize an implant that already has the extension piece attached.
Also, our dedicated team will advise you on which of these systems is suitable for you. Finally, our specialist creates a replacement tooth called a crown for you and attaches it to a small metal post, referred to as an abutment. After a while, you will notice restored confidence in your smile and your ability to speak and chew. Our dental implants are so natural-looking and beautiful that you might forget you ever lost a tooth. Every case is unique, and some of these steps can be combined when the conditions are met.
Contact Us Today
Contact us today at our practice to schedule a simple consultation. Our trusted experts will be happy to meet with you and discuss your available treatment options.