Single Tooth Implant for a Missing Tooth
While tooth loss is a major dental problem, most people do not bother replacing a single missing tooth. This is especially the case when the tooth is not visible - and thus cannot affect smiling. However, while missing a single tooth might not do much to your appearance, the invisible damage it can cause can be extensive. This is why we, at Periodontal Associates, are committed to helping you replace your tooth with a single tooth implant.
How Does a Single Tooth Implant Work?
A single tooth dental implant is used to replace a single tooth that has been lost due to various reasons - from tooth decay to tooth damage due to traumatic dental injury. The implant is comprised of three parts:
The implant completely replaces the lost tooth - both in appearance and functionality.
The Single Tooth Implant Process
The procedure of a single tooth implant involves surgically placing the implant (metal frame) into the jawbone. The surgery is carried out in a single session and under anesthesia. Once the implant has been placed, the surgical site is closed up, and it is given time to heal before placing the dental crown. During this healing period, the jawbone grows into the implant, forming a strong support system for the tooth. The dental crown is then fitted, completing the implant placement procedure.
The single tooth implant procedure can also involve a same-day implant - depending on the preference and the dental health of the patient. With this option, the dental crown is placed on the same day as the implant (metal post) thus eliminating the waiting period.
Benefits of a Single Tooth Implant
A single tooth dental implant offers several benefits:
Replace Your Tooth Today
Even though a single missing tooth can appear unimportant, it can lead to extensive damage to your teeth. It is thus important to replace the tooth immediately. Call us, Periodontal Associates at (971) 317-8414 to find out more about the single tooth implant procedure.