|Single Tooth Implant
A single tooth implant is an implant used to replace a missing tooth. Replacing a missing tooth is important as a missing tooth can lead to chewing difficulties, shifting of adjacent teeth, gum disease, and loss of jawbone strength. Moreover, an individual with a missing tooth can also experience poor self-confidence and lower self-esteem.
A single tooth implant is one of the best restorative treatments for missing teeth as it brings the following benefits to the patient.
There are three components of single tooth implants:
What to Expect During the Single Tooth Implant Procedure
A single tooth implant procedure is a multi-stage process that starts with an initial consultation with our dental implant experts. When you schedule an appointment with the dental experts at Fox Dental Excellence, our dental implant specialist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to determine the health of your oral cavity and figure out whether your jawbone is healthy enough to receive the single tooth implant.
If your jawbone is weak, we may recommend a bone graft before the dental implant. We will then schedule you an appointment for your next visit. We will cut into your gum tissues during the visit after injecting a local anesthetic into your jawbone. Our dental implant experts will then drill a hole into your jawbone to attach a titanium post in your jaw that serves as the tooth's root.
Once the dental implant is embedded in your jawbone, we only schedule appointments to assess the progress of osseointegration and will not attach the abutment or the crown until the dental implant completely integrates with the bone, which takes between three to six months.
Following the integration of the dental implant and the jawbone, we will attach the abutment to the dental implant and take an impression of your teeth for the correct measurement of the crown. Once the dental crown returns, we will attach the crown over the dental implant, and this stage marks the completion of your single tooth implant.
If you are looking for solutions for your missing tooth, get in touch with the dental experts at Fox Dental Excellence. Take your first step toward restoring your confidence and your smile, achieving your dream smile by booking your appointment with us.