Single Dental Implants Overview
Single-tooth implants can be used when one or more teeth are missing. An implant is surgically placed in an opening that Dr Murnaghan would make in your jawbone. After the implant integrates (attaches) to your bone, it acts as a new “root” for the crown that will replace your missing tooth. A crown (cap), which is made to look like a natural tooth, is attached to the implant and fills the space left in the mouth by the missing tooth. For this procedure to work, there must be enough bone in the jaw. The bone has to be strong enough to hold and support the implant.
If there is not enough bone, it may need to be added with a procedure called bone augmentation or bone grafting. In addition, natural teeth and supporting tissues near where the implant will be placed must be in good health.
Single Implant V’s Removable Partial Denture or Bridge?
Advantages of single implants:
- Aesthetically superior
- Maintains jawbone integrity
- Preserves health of adjacent teeth
- Protects gum tissue – keeps it healthy as no pressure sores or irritation caused by dentures
- Maintains facial profile by preventing bone loss
- Easy maintenance and cleaning
- Much more convenient as there is no fear of clicking sounds or denture slipping while eating or speaking
Call our Patient Care Team on 046-9033309 to see if a Single Dental Implant might be the solution that you are looking for.