Single Tooth Dental Implant
Process in Phoenix, AZ
An ideal solution for a lost or decaying tooth, a single tooth dental implant can replace a missing tooth seamlessly. Lost, missing or damaged teeth can cause patients significant issues. As well as feeling self-conscious about their smile, a missing tooth can lead to further movement in the mouth. Teeth which are next to the gap may start to move, and they may loosen over time. This could affect the visible appearance of your teeth and may lead to more tooth loss in the future.
With single tooth dental implants, however, you can replace a lost tooth easily. By fitting a replacement tooth via a surgical screw, a dental implant provides a permanent and robust solution to missing teeth.
How Is A Single Tooth Dental Implant Fitted?
a single tooth dental implant is a cost-effective way of permanently replacing a missing tooth or missing teeth and restoring your smile.
When you have a single tooth dental implant in Phoenix fitted, your periodontist will affix a small, surgical screw to your jawbone. Sitting where the root of your tooth once was, this gives the replacement tooth something to adhere to, which ensures it will be robust, fully-functional and not subject to subsequent movement. By using a surgical screw to affix the implant, a single tooth dental implant offers a long-term, stable solution to tooth loss.
Once the area has been prepared, an impression of your mouth will be created. This enables specialist dental laboratory staff to create a replacement tooth which fits seamlessly. In addition to this, your dental implant will be color-matched to the surrounding teeth to ensure it’s not distinguishable from your natural teeth.
Will A Single Tooth Dental Implant Stay In Place?
Absolutely. When you have a single tooth dental implant in Phoenix, you can reply on your replacement tooth to remain in place for the long-term. In fact, many patients opt for dental implants purely for this reason!
Dental implants are designed to be fully functional, and the surgical screw ensures the tooth has a robust ‘root’ to support it. This means you can chew fully using the replacement tooth, without any movement occurring.
Furthermore, osseointegrated dental implants are constructed from biocompatible material. This allows the bone in your jaw to grow between the ridges and around the implant itself. Known as osseointegration, this gives you replacement tooth the strength of a natural tooth root and increases its stability.
When Can A Single Tooth Dental Implant Be Used?
Single Tooth dental implants are suitable for use in almost any situation where a patient is missing a tooth. A tooth can be lost for a variety of reasons, such as decay, gum disease or even an accident which causes teeth to be knocked out.
Depending on the cause of your lost tooth, your periodontist may advise waiting a few weeks or months before your implant is fitted. This allows the gum and surrounding area to heal fully and may allow for a more precise fit.
How Long Does It Take To Get A Single Tooth Dental Implant?
Providing the area has healed following the loss of the tooth, a single tooth dental implant in Phoenix can be fitted relatively quickly. Once impressions have been taken, dental laboratory technicians will get to work creating your replacement tooth. In the meantime, Dr. Trujillo may offer you a temporary denture so that the gap in your teeth isn’t visible.
Generally, the implant is fitted before the replacement tooth is placed over it. This gives the implant time to integrate with the bone in your jaw and gives the replacement tooth a strong base to fix to.
However, new technology has allowed for the development of immediate dental implants. These type of implants can be fitted in just one appointment, thus minimizing the time it takes to rejuvenate your smile. Whilst immediate, single-visit implants may not be suitable for every patient, they do provide a safe and effective way to reduce treatment for a considerable number of patients.
What Aftercare Will I Need After A Single Tooth Dental Implant In Phoenix?
As dental implants are designed to be fully-functioning, patients are normally advised to care for them as they would any other tooth. Regular brushing, flossing and professional cleaning can help to increase the lifespan of your single tooth dental implant, as it does with any tooth. In fact, it is the minimal aftercare and maintenance which attracts many patients to single tooth dental implants. Once fitted, your dental implant should remain in place for a long period of time. Although your periodontist will provide you with specific care instructions, most patients simply need to care for their dental implant in the same way they maintain their natural teeth.
What If More Than One Tooth Is Missing?
Although a single tooth dental implant can be used to replace just one missing tooth, it can also be a viable treatment option for patients who have lost more than one tooth. If you have lost three or four adjoining teeth, for example, you could have a single tooth dental implant in Phoenix with a fixed bridge attached to it. The implant effectively anchors the bridge and gives it a firm structure to adhere to, whilst the bridge replaces your remaining missing teeth.
Similarly, a single tooth dental implant in Phoenix can be used as an anchor for dentures or other dental solutions. By minimizing the number of implants required, a single tooth dental implant can actually resolve a myriad of dental issues.
Fitted quickly, a single tooth dental implant is a cost-effective way of permanently replacing a missing tooth or missing teeth and restoring your smile.
What Are The Benefits of A Single Tooth Dental Implant?
Dental implants offer numerous benefits for patients, and they are fast becoming one of the most popular dental treatments in America. Dental implants are intended to be permanent, so it’s unlikely you’ll need to have it replaced. In addition to this, dental implants are strong and robust, so you won’t need to avoid chewing or biting down on it. Furthermore, a single tooth dental implant doesn’t usually require any specialist aftercare and can be fitted to match your natural teeth. With so many benefits associated with dental implants, it’s not surprising they are one of the most popular ways to replace missing or damaged teeth.
Schedule An Appointment Today
If you have considered a dental implant to replace a missing tooth then schedule an appointment with Dr. Trujillo today. He is happy to sit down with you to discuss options about your individual case and come up with a solution to restore your smile and bring back your self confidence. All of us at Arizona Periodontal Group look forward to meeting you!
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