Single Tooth Implant
A single tooth implant is an excellent way to replace one missing or failing tooth. Our board-certified oral surgeons, Dr. Salin, Dr. Weiner, Dr. Semanoff, and Dr. Nack, can place a dental implant anywhere in the mouth as long as there is sufficient jaw bone. By using the latest advancements in implant dentistry, we help dental implants become an option for more patients. Contact Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Feasterville-Trevose, Newtown, or Abington if you need to restore a tooth, and we will create your custom restorative treatment plan.
What Is a Single Tooth Dental Implant?
Our surgeons can use a single dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants are incredibly versatile, and we can use them to restore front teeth, canine teeth, and even molars. One implant is made up of three parts:
- A medical-grade titanium post, which acts as a tooth root
- An abutment that connects the post to the crown
- A crown that is customized to match the size, shape, and color of your existing teeth
Receiving a single implant is a straightforward oral surgery procedure that takes about 45 minutes. We take 3D scans of your mouth and plan exactly where the implant will be placed. It will take several months for the post to fuse with your jaw. Once healed, we will attach the abutment and your dentist will place the final crown.
Should I Get a Single Tooth Implant or a Dental Bridge?
Dental implants and dental bridges are options to consider when replacing a single tooth. While they both aim to restore your smile, they are different solutions that come with their own advantages.
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that replicates the function and appearance of natural teeth. They prevent jaw bone loss, preserve the alignment of your other teeth, and allow you to eat comfortably with no dietary restrictions. Your implants remain in your mouth at all times and require no special care beyond regular brushing and flossing.
Dental bridges can be cemented in place or removable. They restore some biting force, but are not as durable as implants. Bridges rely on your existing teeth for support, which can compromise their health and integrity. If your bridge is removable, you must take it out every night, which many patients find inconvenient. Dental bridges do not prevent jaw bone loss, but they can prevent your existing teeth from shifting out of place.
Are Dental Implants Safe?
When placed by a skilled and qualified oral surgeon, such as the experts at Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, dental implants are a safe and effective tooth replacement solution. Our team prioritizes the health and safety of our patients throughout every step of treatment. To further ensure our patients’ safety, every surgeon at our practice is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). We are happy to answer questions and educate you about treatment options so that you feel confident about your oral surgery care.
Am I a Good Candidate for Single Tooth Implants?
Many patients who are missing a tooth qualify for dental implants. As long as there is adequate jaw bone to support the implant, you would likely make a great candidate for single tooth implants. If your jaw bone is not strong enough, we can place a bone graft to rebuild the bone and create a sturdy foundation for your implant.
Dental implants are not ideal for patients with periodontal disease. Healthy gums are essential for successful implant placement, so any gum disease should be treated prior to receiving a dental implant. We generally use IV anesthesia for dental implant placement, so if you are healthy enough to undergo anesthesia for a general surgical procedure, you are likely healthy enough for dental implant surgery.
Single Tooth Implants in Feasterville-Trevose, Newtown, and Abington, PA
Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants has three offices in the Greater Philadelphia region to serve our patients. If you have missing teeth, seek a more convenient alternative to dentures, or want to learn about your restorative options, contact our office to learn about dental implants in Feasterville-Trevose, Newtown, or Abington, PA.
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