If you’re embarrassed to flash your smile because of a damaged or missing tooth, you’re not alone. More than 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and roughly 2.3 million dental implants are produced each year to help fill those gaps. The most common causes of tooth loss are injury and trauma, decay, periodontal disease, genetics, bone loss, or other health factors.
Whatever the cause of your missing tooth, you may be able to correct it with a same-day single tooth implant from the Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery’s Newtown, Pennsylvania team.
Long-Term Solution for Missing Teeth
A single tooth implant is a long-term, durable solution to replace missing or damaged teeth. The prosthetic tooth is made of custom-tinted porcelain, a sturdy material that mimics the translucent appearance of a natural tooth, and is secured to a surgical-grade titanium post that is fused to your jaw. The titanium post acts much like the “root” of your tooth, keeping the dental implant secure and in place. It also bonds to your jaw bone, helping to prevent bone deterioration, which is common following the loss of a tooth.
Same-day Single Tooth Implant
While the procedure may sound complicated, it is actually a straightforward, simple operation that the Newtown dental team at Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery is experienced in performing.
Many times, a single tooth implant in Newtown requires just one visit to complete the entire procedure, allowing you to leave the office with a smile you love. Even if a patient isn’t eligible for a same-day implant, they’ll still be fitted with a temporary crown until their mouth has healed, and they’re ready for their permanent dental implant.
The risk is relatively low for single tooth dental implants. Some patients may experience swelling, bruising, or discomfort after their implant surgery, but typically find relief within a couple of days—an inconvenience that is well worth a complete smile!
How long will a single tooth implant last?
Your dental implant is a permanent structure made of extremely durable material and is fitted in such a way that it won’t shift or move. Dental implants are designed to act, feel, and look like real teeth, and tend to last longer than bridges or other alternatives. The average success rate of a dental implant is 95- to 98-percent, with most patients enjoying 25+ years with their implants and often forgetting that the implant is anything other than their natural tooth.
To increase the success rate and longevity of your dental implant, you should care for your dental implant in the same way you would care for your normal teeth, by:
- Brushing and flossing regularly
- Quitting smoking
- Watching your sugar intake
- Taking the necessary steps to control diabetes and/or periodontal disease
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If you have a broken or missing tooth, don’t wait to correct it. Contact our Newtown office to see how Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery can help you. You may be surprised at how easy and affordable a beautiful smile is for you.