What is a Single Tooth Implant?

What is a Single Tooth ImplantSingle tooth implants are the healthiest way to replace individual missing teeth. The procedure can be completed over the course of several appointments. Once completed, your natural tooth will be replaced by a titanium root form that is capped with a porcelain crown for a restoration that looks and feels like your own tooth. Our dentist in Northridge can help you determine if you are a candidate for single dental implants.

During the consultation, we can help you learn more about available treatment options so that you can decide if dental implants are right for you. The treatment planning process may require dental X-rays, dental impressions and other records. The implant can be placed in a single outpatient procedure, and the jawbone will be allowed to heal around the implant to create a replacement tooth root. Once the bone has fused with the titanium root form, the tooth can be restored with a porcelain crown. The result is a beautifully natural-looking restoration that can be brushed, flossed and used just like any of your other teeth.

A single tooth implant will not decay like a natural tooth, but good dental hygiene can ensure its success by keeping the gums and other teeth healthy. Brush twice a day, floss daily and visit us every six months or as recommended. Dental implants can also be used with other restorations for maximum versatility. Contact us today to learn more about single tooth implants or to schedule your consultation.

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