Single Tooth Implant
A single-tooth implant is a great solution for missing teeth and with the right dental implant procedure, you can, once again, get back to chewing, talking, and smiling like before. Single-tooth implants allow replacement of a missing tooth without harming any neighboring teeth in the process. These implants are available in different sizes, widths, and lengths. If you are interested in single-tooth implant surgery, simply get in touch with our team at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates and we will take it from there.
Why and When do you Need Them?
The main objective of a single-tooth dental implant is to replace a missing tooth. The implant is surgically attached to the jawbone and once it is firmly attached, the implant will then start acting as a new natural tooth. Patients who have stronger jawbones to provide adequate support for the implant are the best candidates for a single tooth implant. However, bone grafting can also provide additional support to those with limited bone structure. Individuals with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, bleeding disorders, or liver diseases are not suitable for this surgical procedure.
The Process of Single Tooth Implants
Single-tooth dental implants consist of the implant, the abutment, and the crown. Even though the entire process may take weeks to months, the final results speak for themselves.
Implant placement is when the implant is placed. The oral surgery takes place under local anesthesia. An incision is made to expose the bone. Next, holes are created within the bone structure to attach the metal implant. Typically, this leaves gaps requiring a temporary denture to properly fill them in to ensure proper jaw motion and teeth alignment for chewing.
Next, is the placement of the abutment. The healing cap is placed to help the gum tissue to heal properly. After some time, the abutment will be screwed in place after removal of the cap. Temporary crowns are also required at this point.
In the final stage, the crown is created. The new artificial tooth should be treated and cared for with regular brushing and flossing. Routine checkups may be required to assess progress. Depending upon the patient, some of the above steps may need to be modified.
Factors Affecting Treatment
Bone density, available bone spacing requirements, bone width, assessment, and ridge mapping are some of the factors that might affect the treatment. Both the oral health and overall health of the patients will be evaluated during the initial examination since it affects the success rate of the single-tooth dental implant. Success rate and healing time depend on the bone density, the patient’s oral care habits, and several other factors.
A single-tooth implant will help you increase your confidence and improve your smile. Come see our team if you think you may need a single-tooth dental implant. We will be more than happy to work with you and offer the best dental treatment plan for your personal oral health. Give Dallas Oral Surgery Associates a call at 214-363-9946 to learn more about our single-tooth implant procedure or to book an appointment. Soon, you will be able to get back to chewing, talking, and smiling like before.