Single Dental Implant: An Overview
Even one missing tooth can compromise your smile and make you self-conscious. Replacing a missing tooth is important for many reasons, including maintaining a functional smile in the long run.
Missing teeth can cause complex oral health concerns as well as other health concerns. Even “just one” missing tooth can harm the health and function of your smile as teeth begin to shift, bone is lost in the jaw, and these changes affect the bite.
The sooner you seek treatment for your missing tooth, the more effective and conservative the treatment will be.
A missing tooth can create a whole range of health concerns. From chronic halitosis to an increased risk of developing gum disease, a missing tooth is both a cosmetic and oral health concern. A dental implant invests in your health, confidence, and overall well-being.
A dental implant is the most natural-looking and sustainable option for replacing a single tooth. An implant is a surgically implanted titanium post that replaces the missing root structure. Over a 3-6 month period, the titanium post will fuse with the natural bone, helping it to support the structure of the jaw and to provide a secure base for the attachment of a dental restoration.
Single Dental Implant: What to Expect
Dr. Andrii Slobodian and Dr. Rajeev Upadya offer single-tooth dental implants in East Hanover, NJ, for patients with one missing tooth. We offer the complete process for dental implants, so you don’t have to visit multiple specialists.
Our dentists will handle the procedure’s pre-treatment planning and implant restoration parts. Dr. Upadya or Dr. Slobodian can do the surgical implantation part of the dental implant process. Still, in severe cases, they may coordinate treatment with an oral surgeon or periodontist who will perform the surgery.
The surgical implantation will generally last about an hour for a single implant. It will take about three to six months for the implant to fully fuse with the surrounding jaw bone, a process known as osseointegration.
The implant will be uncovered in 3-6 months, and a small piece called an abutment will be connected to it. This part will support the dental crown. Dr. Upadya or Dr. Slobodian will secure the crown, creating a durable and stable replacement tooth.
The dental crown will be custom-designed to fit your smile aesthetically. Dental implants provide natural, tooth-like replacement options for a missing tooth. They allow patients to maintain a normal oral hygiene routine and confidently eat and speak. Implants also provide long-term support for the jaw bone and deter deterioration or recession of the facial structure.
Learn More About our Dental Implant Services:
- All On Four
- Cost Of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants Under One Roof
- Dental Implant FAQ
- Dentures & Implants
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Multiple Dental Implants
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation
Contact the Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry in East Hanover, NJ, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Slobodian or Dr. Upadya. Let us know if you have any questions about dental implants. Call us at (973) 287-3153 or request a consultation online today.