Single Tooth Implant
If you need to replace a bad tooth, you can get a single tooth implant, thanks to advances in dental technology. You can have a damaged or decayed tooth restored, in some cases in just a day. While you can choose from various treatments for restoration, often a single tooth implant is the best solution. This type of dental procedure produces worry-free and permanent results. You can learn more about this type of restoration by contacting Fay Periodontal Associates and setting a dental appointment.
What Is Involved When One Tooth Is Replaced With an Implant?
An implant and restoration for a missing tooth is made up of a small screw, an abutment, and usually a dental crown that has been customized for the patient. We often suggest this type of dental solution for patients, as an implant, when made of titanium, will not hurt the gums or surrounding teeth. An implant comes the closest to providing a restoration that is similar to natural teeth. The screw that is inserted in the gum serves as an artificial dental root.
Because of innovations in Implantology, you can have a tooth replaced or an implant inserted the day of your appointment. A temporary crown is used while you wait for the permanent crown to be made. This type of treatment plan enables a patient to leave our office with a tooth that is much better than the original tooth. You will need to wait a couple weeks to receive your permanent crown. The crown may be held by cement or a screw. A screw retention is usually considered more hygienic.
What Are the Advantages of Getting a Single Tooth Implant?
When you get a single tooth implant, you will note a number of advantages - advantages that will allow you to have your tooth replaced with no worry of damage to the surrounding teeth. Patients ultimately experience damage if they choose to have a bridge made, as the bridge places pressure on other teeth. Also, a single-tooth implant preserves the bone density and volume, and actually strengthens the dental arch for the adjacent teeth. If the implant is positioned correctly, you will experience an improved smile.
Your new single implant should look almost like your other teeth. The goal, in our office, is to try to match the implant with your teeth as closely as possible. We must carefully position the tooth and make sure the contour and color are just right. Because we have experience with this type of treatment, we are confident that you will be happy with the results.
What Does It Cost to Add One Implant?
The amount you pay for the implant will depend on the type of implant and if you will need to have bone grafting done. One single tooth implant may average around $4,500 to $5,000 or more. You will have to check your dental insurance plan to see exactly what is covered. Different policies have different coverages. For example, the crown that attaches to the abutment of the restoration may be covered by some dental plans. Also, some medical insurance policies may pay for implants that are used to treat injuries.
We want to see you smile here at Fay Periodontal Associates. That is why we offer the latest in dental technologies and Implantology. Call our office today at (816) 673-2230.