Single Tooth Dental Implants

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What are single tooth dental implants?

Missing a tooth, or several teeth, can have a negative impact on an individual's appearance, as well as seriously affect oral health. Whether you suffer from tooth loss due to decay or trauma, it is important to seek treatment to preserve and protect the health of your mouth through decreased oral function. Plano Single Tooth Dental Implant Specialists, Dr. Ron Bosher and Dr. Tim Nguyen can replace a missing tooth, which are created using small titanium posts that are set in the jaw as artificial roots for dental restorations, including crowns and fixed or removable dentures. Because dental implants are rooted in the jaw, they tend to provide more strength than other treatments at our Plano office, such as dental bridges. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, or several missing teeth.

What Are The Benefits Of A Single Tooth Dental Implant?

A single-tooth dental implant doesn't just get rid of the gap in your smile — it also offers multiple functional benefits, including:

  • Restoring the function and strength of the bite
  • Preserving gum, bone, and overall oral health
  • Preventing teeth crowding
  • Improving oral comfort
  • Recreating a natural-looking beautiful smile
  • Providing a long-term to permanent solution
  • Does not impact neighboring teeth

Am I A Candidate For A Single Tooth Dental Implant?

Implant-supported restorations can replace any number of lost teeth, from a single tooth to multiple teeth. You could be an appropriate candidate for a single-tooth dental implant if you've lost a tooth, require tooth removal, or are unhappy with your current replacement. To serve their purpose, implants call for strong bone mass, healthy gum tissues, and a reliable dental environment, and some people might have to have other treatments before they qualify as proper candidates. Implants might not be ideal for those who are pregnant, use tobacco products, or have specific medical conditions. At your visit, Dr. Nguyen will examine you to determine if implant-supported restorations are good for you.

how does a single tooth dental implant work?

During the examination, we will assess the patient’s teeth and jawbone to ensure the patient has a sufficient amount of healthy bone to support the implant. We will take digital X-rays and impressions of the patient’s mouth to create a template for precise placement. The implant will be placed in the jawbone during a simple surgical procedure. It will take 3 to 6 months for the bone to heal and fuse to the titanium post, forming a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. After the jaw has healed sufficiently, the dentist will attach the replacement crown, bridge, or denture to the implant.

what is a Custom Abutment?

Abutments can be thought of as the connecting piece between the implant post and the synthetic restoration. Unlike many other dentists who use pre-made abutments, the dentist remains committed to high-quality, personalized care, and uses only custom-made abutments throughout each dental procedure. This ensures optimal fit for each individual patient, increases functionality, and provides aesthetically pleasing results.

how much does a single tooth dental implant cost?

In most cases, dental implants are only part of the restoration process. The cost of dental implants varies, depending on the type of restoration and the number of teeth being restored. Patients can expect to pay between for $2,500 to $3,500 for a single-tooth implant only.

What Can I Expect After Getting A Single Tooth Implant?

After getting a single-tooth dental implant, patients might notice some inflammation, discoloration, and discomfort around the treated area. Prescribed or over-the-counter pain meds and cold compresses may help lessen any post-surgery soreness. Once the titanium implant has merged with the bone tissue and the unique crown is positioned, it's important to follow a regular dental care regimen with daily brushing and flossing. This also includes regular dental exams at Parker West Dental Associates in Plano, TX, during which Dr. Nguyen and his team will examine your oral health and the condition of your restoration.

single tooth Dental Implants FAQ

how long does a single tooth dental implant Last?

With proper care, an implant can last a lifetime; however, the crown, bridge, or denture may wear and need to be replaced over time.

are single tooth dental implants Covered By Insurance?

Some dental insurance companies may cover part of the cost for dental implants. Patients are encouraged to check with their insurance providers prior to the procedure to understand their coverage.

are there Any Risks with a single tooth dental implant?

As with any surgical procedure, there can be risks. However, patients generally do not experience any complications with their dental implant. Risk has been greatly minimized by using cone bean technology, which is a CAT scan for the mouth. This 3-D scan of the mouth identifies the structures in the area that need to be avoided and allows the best placement possible for the implant. Today, implants are over 96% successful. Patients with an unsuccessful procedure may experience the bone not accepting the implant, nerve damage to adjacent muscles or sinus cavity and infection from a loose or broken implant. We take exceptional care during treatment and are pleased that the majority of our patients have positive outcomes.

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Due to the developments in current dental implant technology, there is a range of options to overcome a single missing tooth with the lifelike look and benefits of dental implants. Dr. Tim Nguyen is pleased to provide implant-supported restorative options as long-term tooth replacements to Frisco, McKinney, Richardson, and Plano, TX individuals. To find out about your opportunities for restoring an extremely damaged or missing tooth, call us today to set up your consultation at Parker West Dental Associates.

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