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Single Tooth Dental Implants

SINGLE MISSING TOOTH

 

  • Restores esthetic and function 
  • Stable, long term solution


 


COURSE OF TREATMENT

INSTALLING THE NEW TOOTH – STEP-BY-STEP

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.

   
1: Before the procedure
The dentist makes a first examination and takes one or more x-rays of the area to prepare for the procedure.
2: Installing the implant
The implant is installed. At this time, a temporary tooth is provided that allows you eat and function like normal almost immediately.  The implant will need a few months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step is taken.

   
3: Attaching the new crown
The final step is the placement of the permanent ceramic tooth. Measurements are taken and the new crown is placed. 
4: End result
You should expect the new tooth to fit and function just like a natural tooth. Do your usual dental hygiene to keep the tooth and gum around it clean and healthy.


 
ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS ON RESTORING A MISSING TOOTH SPACE

  Tooth-supported fixed bridge
A traditional bridge involves shaving down adjacent teeth to support the bridge. It is a stable solution with good esthetics. However, this alternative has two main disadvantages: continuous bone resorbtion in the missing tooth area, and shaving healthy teeth in order to support  the bridge.
  Removable partial denture
This is a temporary alternative to a lost tooth.  A removable partial denture (Flipper)is made of plastic.

 

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