Single Tooth Implants
For those patients missing a single tooth, a single tooth implant and crown may be the best solution to help restore the form, function, and feel of their teeth. This procedure has made major advancements over the last decade and has quickly become one of the most popular dental procedures for replacing missing teeth or those damaged beyond repair.
A single tooth implant provides a number of benefits unique as compared to other options. Not only does the replacement tooth perform just like it was your own natural tooth, but it also can be implanted without impacting the health of adjacent teeth. Single tooth implants replace not just the tooth, but its root, thus preserving jaw bone.
Single tooth implants involve the placement of a screw-like post into your jawbone. Once fused with your bone, this screw provides a sturdy anchor for your future prosthetic tooth. In procedures that are not considered “one-stage” implants, the next appointment often involves placing a temporary “healing cap”. Once the gums have healed, a post/abutment is attached and your final crown attached.