What are Single Tooth Replacements?
A single tooth replacement involves placing one dental implant where an existing tooth is missing. You may have had the tooth removed by a professional or it may have fallen out on its own. Regardless of how the tooth was removed, a dental implant is essential in replacing the dentition in that particular area and enhancing the look of your smile. Implants are permanent once fully healed and prevent the need for a fixed bridge or partial denture.
Why are Single Tooth Replacements needed?
We recommend single tooth replacements for patients who are missing one or more of their teeth. The implant is placed into the bone where a tooth is missing. The implant heals over the course of a few short months and bonds naturally with the bone. Once healed, a dental crown is made to fit onto the implant so that it looks and feels like an actual tooth.
What makes you a good candidate for Single Tooth Replacements?
Dental implants require oral surgery to place. For single tooth replacements, local anesthetic can be used, though we offer many different sedation options here at J&A Dental. You must be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery and have the ability to heal properly after the procedure is complete. We will discuss your options during your initial consultation and examination in our office.
What can be expected with Single Tooth Replacements?
A consultation enables us to determine how many teeth need to be replaced and if you’re a good candidate for implant surgery. We will discuss your sedation options during this time and will help in answering any of your questions. The procedure itself involves creating a small incision through the gums so that the post of the implant can be placed into the underlying bone. The implant post will fuse naturally with the bone, creating a permanent abutment, or seat, for a dental crown. Once healed, you’ll have a dental crown made specifically for the implant that can help enhance your smile.
If you are interested in single tooth replacements using dental implants, call us today and we will work to get you in for a consultation appointment.