Single Tooth Implants – Ellington, CT
Restoring Smiles One Tooth at a Time
At Zahner Dental, we understand the importance of a healthy, complete smile. When patients come into our office with missing teeth, it’s often not the only thing they’ve lost. With incomplete smiles come the loss of self-esteem and a worried feeling that their oral health will never be the same. The good news is that with the help of a dental implant in Ellington, you can have a fully restored smile that not only increases your confidence but improves your oral and overall health, too! If you’re ready to get your smile back on track, let one of our skilled dentists help you today! Call us to schedule a consultation.
Tooth Replacement Options
When it comes to replacing a missing tooth, you have a few options. You can opt for a fixed bridge or an implant-retained dental crown. Both will give you the look you desire, but only one will provide the true stability you need and deserve.
A single tooth implant or implant-retained dental crown not only provides an aesthetically pleasing look, but it acts as a tooth root and gives your bone the stimulation needed to provide a solid foundation for your implant and customized crown. This keeps it stable, meaning you don’t have to worry about it falling out.
What are Single Tooth Implants?
These tooth replacement solutions use titanium posts to act as the root of your tooth. It also includes a customized dental crown to sit on top of the implant. Essentially, the implant itself replicates a natural tooth root and stimulates the jawbone once properly fused together. This process can take 3-6 months and is known as osseointegration. Once your dentist in Ellington is satisfied that you’ve healed properly, you’ll return to our office and receive the customized dental crown that is crafted to match the size, shape, and color of your natural smile.
In order to be a qualified candidate for a single tooth implant, you must have enough bone structure and strength to hold up the dental implant. If you don’t, we may be able to suggest a bone graft to provide additional support.
Benefits of Single Tooth Implants
- No damage to nearby teeth – Unlike a fixed bridge that requires altering your natural teeth so they can be fitted for caps, a single tooth implant doesn’t affect any of your nearby teeth.
- Natural look and feel – Although your new tooth is artificial, it will be almost impossible for anyone to be able to tell the difference between it and your natural teeth. Additionally, you’ll have a fully functioning tooth that will allow you to feel confident chewing, eating, and speaking again.
- Low maintenance – Dental implants act just like a regular tooth, so regular brushing, flossing, rinsing, and visits to the dentist every six months are all you need to keep your implant healthy and clean.
- Long-lasting – If you want a solution that will last longer, dental implants are the way to go. Dental implants, with proper care and maintenance, can last decades or even a lifetime.