Single Tooth Implants
Losing a single tooth can greatly impact your smile and oral functions. Whether you lost a tooth due to tooth decay, trauma, or a medical condition, we can help restore your oral health with single tooth implants in Houston and Cypress, TX. At GLO Dental Group, we utilize the latest technology and advanced treatment measures to renew the smiles of our patients. With single tooth implants, our dentists can replace one or more missing teeth, offering you a stable and permanent solution. The results of this treatment can last for a lifetime with appropriate care and maintenance. If you have lost one or more teeth and require a long-term replacement, book a consultation with our dentists today.
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What Are Single Dental Implants?
Single dental implants are a great option for those who have lost one or more teeth in an arch. Without involving your adjacent teeth, they offer a long-lasting replacement for lost tooth/teeth. Typically, single tooth implants have the following three components:
- Implant post: It is a titanium metal post that resembles the root portion of a natural tooth. We insert the implant post in the jawbone with a minor surgical process. Implant posts have different types, depending on the tooth to be replaced.
- Abutment: It is a small metal piece that connects the implant post with the crown. Once the implant post has fused with the bone, we will attach it with an abutment.
- Dental crown: In a single tooth implant, the dental crown is the final component that perfectly mimics the visible structure of your natural tooth. We can also replace multiple teeth by placing implant-supported bridges or dentures.
Process of Single Tooth Implants
The conventional process of single implants may take 3 to 6 months. During your initial consultation, our implant dentist will examine your oral cavity to determine if you are a good candidate. Depending on the number of missing teeth, we will suggest the right type of dental implant for your case.
The first step is implant surgery. In this procedure, we will make space in the jawbone for implant placement. The surgery may take 1 to 2 hours. It follows a healing period during which the implant post fuses with the surrounding jawbone.
After successful osseointegration, we will connect the post with an implant abutment and secure a dental crown on top. Single dental implants offer unmatchable aesthetics and restore maximum oral functions.
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How To Care For Single Dental Implants?
If you want your implants to last longer, it is important to keep your oral cavity clean and healthy. Our dentists will provide care guidelines to help prolong the lifespan of your single tooth implants. Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day to reduce the risk of plaque buildup and gum infections. Floss your teeth gently and pay special attention to the area around the implant. If you have any pre-existing medical condition like diabetes, keep it in check with routine medications and checkups, as it may affect the implant’s success.
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Getting a permanent replacement for your missing teeth is now easier than ever. With single tooth implants in Houston and Cypress, you can have a healthy, confident smile for years. Contact us now to schedule a consultation today.