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SINGLE TOOTH REPLACEMENT

BEST OPTION FOR REPLACING A MISSING TOOTH

One tooth implant

 

DENTAL IMPLANTS ALTERNATIVES: SINGLE TOOTH REPLACEMENT

When a single tooth is missing, the two most common options to replace it are the traditional tooth supported bridge or an implant supported crown.

 

TRADITIONAL BRIDGE VS. DENTAL IMPLANT

A traditional bridge can be fully esthetic and functional for a period of time and can be a quick option. However, the disadvantages are that the adjacent teeth must be reduced into peg shaped teeth in order to fit the cemented bridge. With time, as the bridge gets old, the adjacent teeth may be susceptible to decay. A traditional bridge also does not replace the jawbone where the tooth was lost resulting in continued bone resorption in that area of the mouth.

 

STEP ONE

ISSUE: SINGLE TOOTH MISSING

A dental implant may be used to replace almost any missing tooth, provided there is adequate bone at the site. If not, in modern dentistry there are procedures that can be performed to regenerate enough bone to safely place an implant.

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Dental implants procedure

STEP TWO

DENTAL IMPLANT PLACEMENT

The dental implant is placed in the bone below the gum tissue. A temporary abutment may be placed on the implant until the healing phase is complete. A cosmetic temporary crown can often be made to fill the missing space.

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Dental implants procedure

STEP THREE

ABUTMENT ATTACHMENT

After healing process, the abutment is attached to the implant. It will hold a custom-made crown that the dental laboratory will mold and match to your existing teeth.

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Dental implants procedure

STEP FOUR

IMPLANT AND CROWN PLACED SUCCESSFULY

In the final step, the crown is cemented onto the abutment. In conclusion: The tooth has been replaced without affecting the healthy teeth around it and bone loss has been considerably reduced.

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Dental implants procedure

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