Single Tooth Implants
Dental Implants are an excellent option for restoring confidence in your smile and improving your ability to chew and speak. If you are missing a single tooth, a single implant and crown may be the best solution to help restore its form, function, and feel. Dental implants have made major advancements over the last decade and have quickly become one of the most popular dental procedures for replacing missing teeth or those damaged beyond repair.
This treatment is available at our Emerald, Middlemount and Dysart clinics.
Why get a single tooth implant?
A single tooth implant is an excellent treatment option. It behaves like your own natural tooth without impacting the health of adjacent teeth, unlike a bridge procedure which involves cutting down neighbouring teeth. It preserves bone and gum tissue allowing your teeth a longer and healthier lifespan.
Advantages of a dental implant over other tooth replacement options
- Looks and functions like a natural tooth
- Does not sacrifice the health of neighbouring teeth.
- Better preservation of the jaw bone as the implant will replace your tooth root
- More aesthetic and easier to keep clean than a bridge.
What are the steps of a dental implant placement?
- Insert implant into jawbone
The first step is the placement of an implant into your jawbone. Over the next 3-6 months, the implant and the bone form the anchor for your artificial tooth.
- Attach extension to implant
In the second step of the procedure, the implant is uncovered and an extension is attached. This temporary healing cap provides the foundation on which your new tooth will be placed. Once the implant has integrated with your bone, it serves as a sturdy anchor for your future prosthetic tooth.
- Attach crown to extension
The last step is the attachment of a replacement tooth /crown and attached to a small metal post, called an abutment. Every case is different, and some of these steps can be combined when conditions permit. Our dentists at Serenity Dental will work with you to determine the best treatment plan.
Single tooth implants in Emerald or surrounds
Single tooth implants are available at any of Serenity Dental CQ’s three dental clinics – Emerald, Middlemount and Dysart.
While Serenity Dental CQ is a Bupa preferred dentist and also a preferred provider for HCF, Medibank, Westfund and CBHS, all health funds are accepted with Hicaps used to process claims for you at the time of your appointment. Interest-free dental payment plans are also available.