Single Tooth Implants
No need to worry about a missing tooth! We know missing teeth can often cause shame or embarrassment. We have a solution for you: A single tooth implant.
A single tooth implant is for when you’ve lost one or more teeth that are not adjacent to each other.
An implant is one of the most permanent and natural-looking solutions for tooth replacement. One of the primary benefits of dental implants is that with proper oral hygiene and long-term care, they can last you a lifetime!
How an implant works
In the first step, a small titanium screw-like post is anchored into your jawbone, providing support for a crown. This post basically serves as a “root” for the tooth.
This post stimulates bone growth — the bones in your jaw will naturally fuse with the implant and remain a permanent part of your mouth.
Once the bone has fused and the site has healed – which generally take 3-6 months – an abutment is placed onto the post. Finally, a permanent crown is fitted. This crown, also called a cap, looks like a natural tooth. It fills the space left in the mouth by the missing tooth so that you’ll have a fully functional tooth.
Who is a good candidate for an implant?
You must have healthy gums and enough bone in your jaw for the implant to be successfully placed. If you don’t have enough bone, there are procedures that can build up your bone before the implant surgery.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Superior strength: The titanium post and porcelain crown are stronger than your natural teeth
- Durability: Can last up to 20 years or more
- Increased chewing efficiency
- Improved speech
- Look and feel like natural teeth
How do implants feel?
Once fully healed, nearly 100% of our patients say their implants look and feel like natural teeth. Most are glad they chose to get implants.
A dental implant can be a life-changer! Call us today for a consultation.
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