Single dental implants are stand-alone dental implants. Dental implants are permanently placed in the jawbone and act as a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. At Smile Design Implant Centers, the implant is designed to replace the missing tooth's root. A dental crown is placed on top of the post, creating a natural-looking tooth. For the procedure to work, the patient must have enough bone in the jaw to support the implant. If this is not the case, a bone graft can be placed to build the bone before the implant is installed.
The Single Dental Implants Procedure
Single dental implants are small titanium posts placed directly into the jawbone. Once healing is complete, the implant will be permanently fused to the jawbone, creating a firm foundation for your new teeth. This fusion is known as osseointegration. While most patients find dental implants to be a long-term solution, your dentist may advise you to have a replacement placed after 10-15 years.
Dental implants are made of titanium, and your crown will be custom-made to match the color of your surrounding teeth. Because implants are fused to the jawbone, they look and feel natural.
An implant-supported dental crown is attached to a single dental implant, which replaces a single tooth. Replacing your missing tooth with a dental restoration will help protect the tooth from further harm. It will also restore your ability to chew and speak without discomfort.
The Benefits of Single Dental Implants
Choosing dental implants to replace a single missing tooth or multiple teeth has many benefits. These include:
- Preserve bone and facial structure.
- Restore normal biting and chewing.
- Boost self-esteem.
- Help preserve adjacent teeth.
- Restore everyday speech.
Single Dental Implants Recovery
Proper care after treatment is key to a quick and successful recovery.
- Keep your mouth clean. It’s important to brush and floss the teeth at least twice a day, especially around where the temporary dental crown was installed. Avoid flossing around this area to avoid dislodging the dental crown.
- Avoid eating hard or sticky foods. These foods can cause the dental crown to dislodge and damage the teeth.
- Be careful when brushing near the dental crown. While brushing the teeth, the dental crown can become dislodged, which may cause discomfort and sensitivity.
If you are missing one or several teeth, schedule a consultation today by visiting Smile Design Implant Centers at 748 South Meadows Parkway #A8, Reno, NV 89521, or call (775) 924-1871 to find out if dental implants are a good option.