Single Tooth Replacement
There are multiple reasons why people have missing teeth, such as injury, tooth decay, gum disease, failed root canal therapy or congenitally missing. Not replacing missing teeth can have future consequences to your dental health, such as:
compromised esthetic appearance
Reduced chewing function
Jaw bone loss
Shifting and tilting of surrounding teeth
This is why it’s always better to think about ways of replacing it as soon as you can. There are multiple treatment options to consider when replacing a missing tooth. Implant and bridge are the two most common ways. While bridges require cutting of the adjacent teeth and more time and effort in future home care, dental implants preserves surrounding teeth better and involve less troubles down the road. As a matter of fact, dental implants have became the gold standard of replacing a single tooth.
Dental implant supported crown typically have three parts:
1) The implant: A screw that serves as a root for your new teeth. This is what permanently attaches to your jaw.
2) The abutment: A permanent, but removable by your doctor, connector that supports and holds a tooth or set of teeth.
3) The crown (or prosthetic tooth): This is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s usually made of zirconium or porcelain for durability and good looks.
Process of Single Tooth Replacement
The first step is placing the implant into the jawbone. Over a period of three to six months, the implant fused into the jawbone to provide a solid anchor for the dental crown. A temporary tooth or a flipper may be placed over this area to maintain appearance until the permanent crown is placed.
The next step is to taking impression for the abutment selection and crown fabrication.
Finally, a customized abutment and crown is then fixed to the implant. The dental prosthesis will match your natural tooth color and shape for life-like function and appearance. Once in place, it’s easy to look after your new crown as you can simply brush and floss it just like your natural teeth.
Why choosing us?
Dr. Liu and Dr. Sun are certified specialists in Implantology and Prosthodontics. At Spring Premier Dental, we can provide you with the highest quality care that meets your needs from start to finish. You do not have to see specialists in different locations, which will save you time and money.
In most of circumstances, it was difficult to know the full price of dental implant procedures. Different specialists had different fees that would add up at each stage in the process. Since all the involved surgical/restorative procedures are preformed on site, we are able to give a specific price for the entire procedures. There are no surprise fees and no hidden costs. After your consultation and examination, you will know exactly how much the entire treatment will cost.
Traditionally, dental implants require several visits to different specialists in different dental offices. We have combined all of the necessary elements for successful dental implant treatment in a single location. Your consultation/examination, the entire procedures and recovery are all housed in a single office.
In Spring Premier Dental, we set our standard high and we have complete confidence in the high-quality of our dental implants treatments which is why we offer a lifetime guarantee on all implants and implant restorations.
A beautiful smile can do wonders for your confidence. We’d be happy to discuss with you whether implants are right for you. Please contact our office to arrange a visit.