Single Tooth Implants
A single missing tooth can have a significant impact on not only your appearance but your overall dental health. When even “just one” tooth is lost, a cascade of changes is set off that will affect the health and function of your bite and ultimately threaten the integrity of remaining teeth. These changes can also make normal speech and a varied diet challenging. Prompt tooth replacement is the key to stabilizing your dental health and preserving your appearance for the long term.
Fuller Dental is home to a team of Burlington, NC dentists dedicated to the long term health and beauty of your smile. If you have a missing tooth or need to have a tooth extracted, we offer the latest tooth replacement options so that you can get back to smiling comfortably as soon as possible. Dental implants can provide the most natural looking and functioning replacement option when one or more teeth are lost. In addition to a stable, functioning bite, dental implants also replace the lost tooth root and reduce bone loss in the jaw. A dental implant can offer the best long term support for your oral health when compared to other options.
Our Burlington dentist office provides all phases of treatment for your dental implant procedure under one roof. There is no need to visit another specialist for the surgical implantation of the post and you can feel confident with a consistency of care. Our team is both highly trained and experienced in implant dentistry.
Single Tooth Implants: About the Procedure
After your consultation, we will schedule the initial phase of treatment, the surgical implantation of the tiny titanium post into the jaw. This phase will require a 3-6 month healing period to allow the soft tissues to heal and the post to integrate with the bone. Once your dentist is satisfied with the condition of the treated area, we will attach the abutment. This piece will serve as the connection between the post and the dental crown that will become your new tooth, stabilizing the implant and providing added strength.
After another brief healing period, during which a temporary crown may be placed, you will return to our office for the final placement of your restoration, or custom dental crown. Once complete, your new dental implant will look, feel and function like a natural tooth. With good oral hygiene and routine dental care, your implant can last for many years and support a beautiful, healthy smile.