The Single Tooth Dental Implant Explained

If you are only missing one tooth, a single tooth dental implant might be the answer to saving your smile. Our qualified compassionate dentists can surgically place these implants in your jawbone. Once the implant is accepted, we place a crown over the top that looks and acts just like a real tooth.

The jawbone must be strong for this procedure to be successful. It needs to be sturdy enough to hold the implant in place. Bone grafting is an option here. It’s the procedure that takes place to replace any bone that’s been lost. The Dental Implant Centre will take a look at your supporting tissue as well to make sure that it can take one of these implants.

There are several steps to a single tooth dental implant procedure.

Step One

In the first step, the titanium post is affixed to the lower or upper jawbone. We have a variety of sedation options for you to choose from so this part of the process is painless.

Step Two

This consists of the abutment. Generally, this is attached to the implant by means of a screw. There are a variety of different materials used here including porcelain, gold and titanium.

This is the part that connects the crown to the implant.

Step Three

The final stage is called the restoration where a crown that looks like the tooth is fitted over the abutment.  It can be made of a variety of different materials and can even be cemented directly to the abutment.

There are many different factors that go into the timeframe for completing a single tooth dental implant. These factors include the number of surgeries and the final placing of the dental crown.

A consultation is usually required. After the procedure is over, it’s a good idea to keep up with a regular dental hygiene routine. In fact, we suggest that you care for your implants in exactly the same way you care for your original teeth.

Brushing and flossing every day are important. As well, you should have regular dental checkups. X-rays will be able to show the progress of the surgery and how the crown and abutment fit together.

Research has shown that dental implants last for decades and we can even customize them so they fill spaces between your other teeth.

Why not get in touch with us today so we can look into a single tooth dental implant for you?