Single Tooth Replacement with Implant
Palo Alto, CA
Dental implants are one of the most effective treatments for replacing a missing or lost tooth.
When an individual loses a tooth, it can diminish their confidence and lead to other issues, such as difficulty in chewing food and poor dental hygiene.
Moreover, it can also affect the other healthy teeth in your oral cavity and lead to the shifting of adjacent teeth over time. Furthermore, it can also contribute to bone loss.
Dental implants offer the solution to all of these problems. If you are missing a tooth, our dentist will likely recommend a single tooth replacement with a dental implant.
At , we strive to offer great single-tooth replacement services adhering to the strictest infection control practices. Our dentists are committed to treating you and exercising utmost respect. We use modern and sophisticated methods that ensure a fast recovery period.
What is a Single Tooth Replacement?
Single tooth replacement is a permanent dental treatment solution that replaces a missing tooth with its root. The dental implant comprises a metal post, abutment, and crown.
Benefits of Single Tooth Replacement with Implant
The procedure brings in several benefits, which include the following:
A Long-Term Solution
Unlike other treatments for tooth loss, such as dental bridges, single tooth replacement with an implant is a long-term solution. With a success rate of 97%, it is one of the most effective tooth-replacement options.
Preservation of Surrounding Teeth and Jaw Bone
When you lose a tooth, over time, it can lead to the shifting of adjacent teeth, eventually complicating all of the problems in your oral cavity.
But when you opt for a single tooth replacement with an implant, you can preserve all of the other teeth in your oral cavity. Moreover, you also preserve your jaw bone, and loss of the tooth can also lead to loss of jaw bone.
Ease of Care
Another benefit of single tooth replacement with an implant is that dental implants work similarly to natural teeth.
Hence, maintaining dental implants does not require any additional effort. All you need to do is maintain good oral hygiene practices and take care of your dental implant the same way you take care of your natural teeth.
What Happens During a Single Tooth Replacement Procedure?
The procedure starts with a consultation, where our dentist will examine your gums and teeth to determine if a single-tooth replacement is the best option.
For a single-tooth replacement to be successful, you will require a sufficient bone structure that will comfortably accommodate the dental implant.
Our dentist will, after that, cut into the gum tissues and create a hole into the jawbone, where they will attach the titanium post. After that, you will wait for three to six months for the titanium post to integrate with the jawbone.
After successfully integrating the titanium post, an abutment will be placed onto the titanium post. A dental crown will then be placed over the titanium post.
What Can I Eat After a Single Tooth Replacement Procedure?
The teeth and jaw will be delicate after the dental implant. Our dentists will advise on the type of foods or drinks you should consume, especially for the first 24 hours after surgery.
Some of the soft food diets our dentist will advise are smoothies which are known to contain important vitamins that help in energy restoration. Cold soups like gazpacho as you will have to avoid hot liquids and drinks. Applesauce helps in providing nutrients without causing any harm to the dental implant.
How Long Does it Take to Replace a Single Tooth?
A single tooth replacement will take an hour. After the successful placement of the dental implant, there is a period the patient will require to heal. For healing, it can take three to six months
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