Implants for Single Teeth
What are Implants for Single Teeth?
Dental implants are permanent restorations ideal for replacing single teeth. If you’re completely missing one of your teeth, an implant can replace the area without the need for a dental bridge or partial. Likewise, the implant does not require surrounding teeth to be compromised, so you’ll save existing teeth and improve overall functionality. Dental implants rely on a process known as osseointegration to properly bond with the existing bone of the jaw.
Why would you need Implants for Single Teeth?
You may need or want an implant if you’re completely missing a tooth. In the past, your two options for replacing a missing tooth were with a fixed bridge or a partial denture. Today, a dental implant can easily be placed, and a crown put on top of it once it’s been given time to heal. Because only a single implant is placed, the procedure can be done with local anesthetic or sedation of your choosing.
What makes you a good candidate for Implants for Single Teeth?
You’re a good candidate for dental implants if you are healthy enough to undergo oral surgery. The surgery relies on solid bone mass for osseointegration to take place, so a bone graft may be required prior to surgery if you do not have enough solid bone in the area. You will come in for a consultation prior to having the implant placed. You should be free of any medical condition or illness that would prevent proper healing after surgery.
What can be expected during the procedure for Implants for Single Teeth?
You’ll first come in for a consultation and series of x-rays. This allows us to create a special treatment plan just for you. You’ll then come back in to have the implant placed. The procedure involves inserting the implant post deep into the bone of the jaw and suturing the gums. The post of the implant will bond with the bone in a few months. You’ll then come back in and have a dental crown made and placed on top of the new implant. Your new dental implant is permanent and will likely never need replacement or repair.
If you are interested in dental implants, or would like to know more about this option, call our office today and we’ll work to get you in for a conveniently scheduled appointment.