Single Tooth Replacement
Dental Implants in San Antonio - Single Tooth Replacement
SINGLE TOOTH MISSING
Benefits of an all-ceramic crown on implant:
When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth. Many times, we are able to place a temporary crown on the implant that is very natural and helps with esthetic concerns during the healing phase of the process.
COURSE OF TREATMENT
INSTALLING THE NEW TOOTH – STEP-BY-STEP
|1: Before the procedure
The dentist takes one or more x-rays of the area to prepare for the procedure.
|2: Installing the implant
Once implant is installed. It is will need 2-3 months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step is taken. In some cases an immediate non-functioning restoration may be placed for esthetic reasons.
|3: Attaching the new crown
The final step is the placement of the permanent ceramic tooth. The new tooth is installed for life. In most cases this step is completed without numbing the area as it is not needed.
|4: The End result
You should expect the new tooth to fit and function just like a natural tooth. At this point, all that is required is normal brushing and flossing to keep the tooth and gum around it clean.
ALTERNATIVES TO AN ALL-CERAMIC CROWN ON IMPLANT
There are other treatments such as removable partial dentures or cemented bridges (involving treatment of adjacent teeth) that we can provide if dental implants are not right for you. However, few have the same degree of beauty and durability that come with an implant-supported crown. If your health allows for it, a dental implant is the best method for single-tooth replacement.
Call Today for an Implant Consultation
Leon Springs Family Dental provides dental implants in San Antonio. If you are missing a single tooth, or multiple teeth, we take the above steps to replace it with a natural-looking, durable restoration. For more information about implants, schedule a consultation with our dentists today.