When a tooth is missing, a replacement tooth should be put into the open space in order to maintain proper dental alignment and health.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how our single tooth replacement services can benefit your oral health and appearance.
What is a Single Tooth Replacement?
For patients missing or soon to be missing a single tooth, a Single Dental Implant Restoration is the ideal solution. There are multiple treatment options to consider when replacing a missing tooth, but dental implants are a permanent, worry-free solution. Consisting of a small screw and a customized crown, dental implants are ideal for replacing single teeth without impairing gum health or damaging surrounding teeth.
What Can I Expect During the Single Tooth Replacement Process?
Modern dental implant technology and procedures allow most single tooth implant patients, even those with a failing tooth to have an implant and temporary crown the same day. This scenario creates a seamless treatment with the patient usually leaving with a much better tooth than the original. After a few weeks, a permanent implant crown can be delivered to replace the temporary crown. The permanent crown is either screw or cement retained. Screw retention is the preferred method because it is more hygienic.
Benefits of Single Tooth Implant Replacement:
- No damage to natural teeth (compared to tooth bridge)
- Maintenance of Bone Volume (the implant preserves the bone)
- Less Force on Surrounding Teeth (the implant strengthens the surrounding teeth/arch)
- Better Aesthetic Outcome (if the implant is properly positioned)
How Will The New Implant Crown Look?
The new implant crown should match the opposing natural teeth within 95%. Our goal is to match the adjacent natural teeth exactly. However, there are so many variations in natural teeth that it is not always possible to match them 100%. The less than perfect goal is to have the tooth blend in with the surrounding teeth so that the vast majority of people will never be able to pick the implant crown. If your implant crown is noticeable then your dentist or their lab did not try hard enough!
Why Choose Single Tooth Replacement at Dental Implant Center?
Many dentists and lab technicians agree that replacing a single, upper central incisor is the most difficult procedure in all of dentistry. This saying originated before implants. The use of porcelain to match enamel, even in the hands of an expert dental technician (ceramist) is a daunting task. The implant position, color and contour further complicate the challenge. There is no doubt that experience, tenacity and a commitment to excellence helps the process. Here, at this practice we do not stop until everyone agrees that the color matching process is as close as humanly possible.
What is the cost?
The cost varies greatly depending upon the region, doctor’s training, implant type, number of implants, the need for bone grafting and type of material used for the final restoration. For Single Tooth Implant Replacement the cost range will be, $3,500 – 7500.
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