Single Tooth Implant Treatment Specialist in Norwalk, CT
Many individuals have a chipped, cracked, or missing tooth at least once in their life, if severe enough, many may be recommended a single tooth implant replacement. If you have any issues with your teeth, contact us today to book your appointment for a complete dental overview from Dr. Karima Daniel at Daniel Dental Studio. We are conveniently located at 515 West Ave Suite R, Norwalk CT, 06850.
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Single-tooth implants are a fantastic solution for anyone who is missing just a single individual tooth. The single-tooth implant will function and look just like the patient’s natural tooth. This replacement tooth will help you to regain the confidence you may have lost in your smile previously.
On top of having a functioning tooth, and a beautiful full smile again, another great benefit is a single tooth implant helps to prevent any bone loss. A conventional dental bridge cannot do the same as a dental implant can. This is mainly due to the implant stimulating the jawbone with regular chewing and biting functions, which stave off any deterioration within the jaw.
There are 3 different components when it comes to a single tooth implant, they are:
The first component of a single-tooth implant is the fixture, which is also known as the implant post. This post is a small, screw-like component that is implanted into the jawbone where the tooth is missing, this will act like the artificial tooth root. This component is made to mimic the natural function of the tooth roots. Each dental implant fixture is designed to come in different sizes to replace the missing tooth.
The abutment is a connection component piece that connects to the implant post but sits between it and the dental prosthetic. The one side that connects to the implant post screws into place, and the other side is smoother to help adhere the dental prosthetic too. Just like the fixture, abutments have different types that are provided depending on the type of prosthetic that will need to be supported.
3. Dental Prosthetic
The final piece of the single-tooth implant is the dental prosthetic component. This portion is what is visible, and can either be a crown, bridge, or denture. The difference between the three types of dental prosthetics is:
Used to replace single teeth or multiple missing teeth that are not side by side.
Used more often to replace two or more missing teeth that are connected.
Dentures are used to replace the entire arch of the missing tooth/teeth, including the entire mouth if all of the patient’s teeth are missing.
During surgery for the implant process, our dentist will insert the titanium implant into the jawbone, below the gums where the missing tooth is. On average, this surgery can take around 1 to 2 hours per implant to be placed.
After the implant placement has been completed, there will be a 3-month wait before the final appointment where the restoration of the tooth replacement will be completed. This healing time is quite important, as this is done to make sure the implant treatment is a success.
The next appointment will be applying the abutment and the crown fitting, this appointment can take around an hour or more depending on the number of single tooth implants that will need to be fitted and secured. There are multiple steps involved in a single-tooth dental implant procedure, which is why planning out the treatment is so critical.
Dental implants were created to be just as strong, secure, and functional as your natural real teeth. This is why they have gained so much popularity, as they allow the patient to chew, smile, bite, and speak.
Unlike your natural real teeth, single-tooth dental implants cannot decay, so bacteria cannot attack the dental implant’s components due to the materials they are made from which are ceramic and titanium. Single-tooth dental implants are much more solid, durable, and stable compared to real teeth.
For more information, contact us, or request an appointment online today! We are conveniently located at 515 West Ave Suite R, Norwalk CT, 06850. We serve patients from Norwalk CT, Stamford CT, Westport CT, Darien CT, Rowayton CT, Wilton CT, New Caanan CT, Fairfield CT, and Bridgeport, CT.