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Single Tooth Implant

Replacing Teeth the Permanent Way

A single tooth implant next to a healthy root

You may not realize it, but the moment you lose a tooth, you’ll immediately begin to notice the vacated socket it leaves behind. Depending on the location of the missing tooth, this can lead to low self-esteem and problems for your oral health. Missing teeth should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent changes in one’s facial appearance, weakened bone structure, or tooth loss. If you are experiencing this type of scenario, DFW Absolute Dental can help by offering a single tooth dental implant to restore your smile. This safe and effective method of treatment can improve your appearance and increase your confidence, as well as offer a wide range of benefits that make it well worth the investment. To find out how you can get your own dental implant, call us to schedule a consultation today!

Tooth Replacement Options

A person with a dental implant in their mouth

Should you need a tooth replaced, there are two options you can choose from:

  • Fixed Bridge: A fixed bridge is a cost-effective solution for patients wanting their smile to “look” restored. Three dental crowns are fused together to create a bridge. The two on either side of the gap are placed over natural, healthy teeth that are filed down to allow for comfortable placement. The crown in the middle of the bridge sits on top of the gums to cover the vacated socket, presenting a completed smile.
  • Single Tooth Dental Implant: If you want greater stability, a single tooth implant can offer you exactly what you want. Not only will it give you the look of a completed smile, but it will also fully restore your tooth structure because of the implant’s placement into your jawbone. This creates stimulation for the bone, preventing it from weakening and leading to facial changes or additional bone and tooth loss.

What Are Single Tooth Implants?

A single tooth implant

A single tooth implant dental implant is, by far, the most superior method of tooth replacement available. The reason is that it is made of titanium and surgically placed in your jawbone. This prevents slippage or loosening, offering you a more stable restoration.

Dr. Shahdad, along with your oral surgeon, will begin the placement procedure by administering local anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable. Making a small incision in your gums, this will expose the bone, allowing for proper placement of the dental implant. Once it is placed and the area is closed, you will be sent home.

Over the course of a 3 to 6-month timeframe, the implant will fuse to the bone and surrounding tissue. Once you’ve thoroughly healed, you will return to have the abutment placed as well as your customized dental crown. The abutment will connect the implant to the restoration, and you can guarantee your dental crown will look just like the rest of your natural, healthy smile.

Benefits of Single Tooth Implants

A young man smiling

There are ways you restore the look of your smile, but if you want a fully functional smile with greater stability that is designed to last decades, there’s no better solution than dental implants. Here are a few of the additional benefits:

  • A single tooth implant can restore your smile from the root up. This improves your oral health by stimulating your jawbone and keeping it strong.
  • Implants feel and look completely natural, making it nearly impossible for anyone to notice a difference between your real and artificial teeth.
  • Unlike bridges and crowns that need to be replaced, dental implants can last decades if not a lifetime.
  • They’re easy to clean, only requiring a toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash to keep them healthy.