Many people fear going out in public when they are missing a tooth, regardless of the circumstances. The sentiment comes from a significant sense of weight that we place on the look of our teeth in regards to overall physical appearance.
We understand; sometimes, life throws you a curveball you don’t expect, whether it is something hitting your tooth or slipping on an unseen object. Fear not — Aspen Springs Dental has the perfect solution for you.
What Exactly Is a Single Tooth Implant?
A single tooth implant replaces a single lost tooth that matches the look of your natural teeth. Implant dentistry tends to offer more security than some other tooth replacement options because the implant replaces the tooth and is also permanently attached to the jaw bone.
This approach diverges from dental bridges that attach dental prosthetics to adjacent teeth. Single tooth implants may come into play if the teeth adjacent to the damaged tooth do not show any signs of decay or instability.
What Does The Procedure Look Like?
In the initial step, one of our highly qualified Aspen Springs doctors will attach the implant to your jaw bone while taking care to keep you comfortable. The implant will then seal to your jaw over a few months, during which your dentist will set you up with a temporary crown.
In the meantime, your dentist will have your permanent crown designed and fabricated. Your dentist will then take particular care during implant placement to fasten your new tooth accurately and securely.
Depending on conditions specific to each patient’s mouth structure, your dentist may have to install additional pieces that act as extenders for the implant. Lower implants typically heal faster due to denser bone in the lower jaw and can be complete in about 10 weeks, compared to 16 weeks for an upper back tooth.
Our experienced and skilled team will work hard to ensure the procedure goes as efficiently and smoothly as possible. You can expect personalized attention from all Aspen Springs staff members, so you receive the care you deserve.
Is a Single Tooth Implant Right For Me?
Your dentist will conduct a thorough examination before suggesting a course of action to ensure the recommended procedure will not cause you any problems. Patients with damage to or loss of single teeth often opt for single tooth replacement procedures for the benefits compared to other options such as bridges.
At a foundational level, single tooth implants help preserve the bones of your mouth more than bridges since they replace the tooth bone. Since the implant has a physical piece that replaces the root, your internal mouth structure will remain mostly unchanged, even over time.
Implants also do not rely on adhesives or cement that can wash away over more extended periods and pose less risk overall. Consult with our knowledgeable dentists and see if dental implants are right for you. Schedule your appointment at (720) 482-0793.
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