Dental implants, including single tooth implants are becoming more and more common as procedures and equipment improve. This safe and effective method allows individuals who need dentures to have a secure fixture on which to affix their dentures. This allows them to speak, eat, and participate in sports when regular dentures would cause them to have problems. They don’t slip or come out. They also don’t cause the pain expected of traditional dentures.
The decision to get any dental implant surgery shouldn’t be taken lightly. It is a permanent procedure and will require that you are in relatively good health prior to the surgery. Good oral hygiene will be required after the surgery.
What are Single Tooth Implants?
If you have a missing tooth due to extraction or injury, you may find yourself struggling to get by on a daily basis. Missing teeth lead to problems with eating, drinking, speaking, and even your self-esteem. Fortunately, there is a permanent solution to restore your smile through the use of dental implants.
Dental implants involve placing titanium posts directly into the jawbone and allowing a small portion to protrude above the gums. In doing this, there will be a part on which the prosthetic tooth will attach. The part which is embedded in the jawbone becomes fused to the bone and will not move so that your prosthetic tooth becomes a permanent part of your smile.
Single tooth implants are relatively fast compared to other dental implants. Depending upon your health, we may be able to complete the process within one day, allowing you to have a restored smile and be on your way towards enjoying your life again.
What to Expect
First, you will have the problem teeth extracted. This can cause discomfort but can be treated with medicine and special attention to diet. If the tooth has been extracted, we may recommend you schedule a consultation to go over your oral health. We always create personalized patient treatment plans designed to improve your oral health and restore your smile.
Next, you will be fitted with posts where you have missing teeth. The posts are not visible initially as the jawbone and the implants fuse together to create a stable portion on which to adhere the prosthetic tooth.
While the bone and implants fuse, we will be forming your prosthetic teeth to perfection. After a several-month waiting period, it will be time to uncover the titanium posts and adhere your prosthetic teeth to the posts.
Why Dental Implants?
No matter if you need a single tooth implants, or you need several, Dr. Hoerner is here to help. He is trained in dental implant treatment and always takes the time to give each patient his best service each and every time. Having dental implants allow patients to quickly restore their smile and to have a permanent solution for missing teeth.
Dental implants are one of the most successful dental procedures currently offered. Dental implants currently have a 98% success rate and are the only permanent solution for teeth restoration for a single missing tooth.
For more information about single tooth dental implants, contact Bismarck Advanced Dental and Implants at 701-390-1920 to schedule your appointment.