Single Tooth Dental Implant

It only takes one missing tooth to destroy your beautiful smile. You could get a partial or a dental bridge to restore the missing tooth. However, if you are looking for an aesthetically pleasing and more permanent solution, you need to consider a single tooth dental implant.

If you've ever had a pebble in your shoe irritating your foot while walking, you can imagine what it would feel like to have a strawberry seed or other piece of food debris caught underneath a partial denture. Getting a dental bridge requires altering both teeth on either side of the missing tooth. The single tooth dental implant is superior to both options for replacing a missing tooth. This is because you don't need to be concerned about food getting caught causing discomfort, and the placement of the implant does not disturb any of your other teeth.

The Implant Process

Restoring a single tooth with an implant is a fairly straightforward process. A small surgical procedure is required to place a titanium implant in the jawbone in the area of the missing tooth. The next phase is to attach an abutment to the implant. This device is usually constructed of titanium, gold or porcelain. The abutment is the part of the implant that receives the crown, which is the area of the tooth that can be seen.

The final step of the procedure is to place the crown on the abutment. The crown is usually porcelain fused to a metal alloy. However, crowns can also be completely metal or all porcelain, depending on preference. It is either screwed or cemented onto the abutment. When a crown is screwed in place, the hole with the screw is filled with a composite material, so it will not show.

Your 1899 Dental Implant is made from high-quality materials and placed by a dentist with years of dental implant experience. Our price may be lower than the competition, but there is no compromise on quality. Contact us today to find out more about single tooth dental implants.