Tooth loss can occur due to some reasons, from decay to damage due to an injury. As a result, gum disease, and other reasons. While tooth loss is a serious dental problem, most people do not view losing a single tooth as a big issue – that is unless it leaves a visible gap. Lucky for you, we, Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center, offer a wide range of dental solutions for replacing lost teeth. One of these solutions is the single tooth implant, which helps to replace a single missing tooth.
What Does a Single Tooth Implant Involve?
A single tooth implant restoration is a dental implant procedure that involves replacing a missing tooth with a single implant. The implant, a metal frame, is surgically inserted into the jawbone, thus providing a base onto which a prosthetic dental crown can be installed. The dental crown is fabricated based on your natural tooth.
Advantages or Replacing a Single Tooth
Replacing a missing tooth using a single implant offers several benefits such as:
|•||Providing stimulation to the jawbone, thus preventing bone loss
|•||Preventing the shifting of the adjacent teeth towards the space left. This helps to avoid potential teeth alignment issues
|•||Restoring the full function of your teeth, thus allowing you to fully enjoy tasks such as chewing
|•||Improving your appearance by filling the gap in your smile - when the missing tooth is visible.|
What to Expect During a Single Tooth Implant Procedure?
A single tooth implant restoration is a simple oral surgery procedure that is carried out over a few appointments. It starts with a consultation, where the status of your oral health is evaluated to determine if you are perfect for the procedure. During the evaluation, we will determine if you have the right bone structure and are in great oral and overall health. If this is the case, we can then proceed to create a treatment plan for your tooth restoration. If there are any issues, for example, bone loss, damaged tissue, tooth damage in other natural teeth, and so on, we will offer you other dental solutions to fix these problems before proceeding to the implant placement stage, such as bone regeneration.
The implant placement involves drilling a hole into the jawbone and inserting a screw-like metal (the implant). After installation, the implant is allowed to heal, and for the jawbone to grow into it, thus creating a strong bond. During this period, a temporary tooth is provided, which allows you to enjoy normal oral functions – chewing, talking, etc. After the implant heals, a permanent, custom-designed and fabricated dental crown is then installed, which restores the natural function and appearance of your missing tooth.
In some cases, the permanent dental crown can be installed on the same day as the implant placement – an immediate implant. This is usually the case when the initial implant stability is enough to support the crown.
Failing to replace a single missing tooth can lead to dental complications that can be costly to remedy. Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center can help you to avoid this by offering you single tooth implant restoration. We also offer multiple tooth implant restorations for patients missing multiple teeth. Call us today at (470) 222-8983 to schedule an appointment.