Single Tooth Implants in Fort Worth, TX
Dental implants are an effective and long-lasting way to replace missing teeth. They provide a permanent solution to restore oral function, aesthetics, and confidence. Dental implants come in various types, but single-tooth implants are some of the most commonly used.
We offer single-tooth implants in Fort Worth, TX, for people missing one or just a few teeth. This dental restoration consists of a single dental implant that replaces the entire tooth, including the root.
What Are Single-Tooth Implants?
Single-tooth dental implants are designed to replace just one missing tooth. They consist of a single titanium post surgically implanted into the jawbone and topped with a dental crown. The titanium post is shaped like a screw, allowing it to fuse with the surrounding bone and tissue for maximum stability and durability. The crown looks like your natural teeth and is custom-fitted to match your teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Single dental implants have three main components: the implant, the abutment, and the artificial tooth (crown). The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone and acts as an artificial tooth root for the replacement tooth. Over time, the bone around the implant fuses with it, making it a permanent part of your jaw.
The abutment is attached to the implant after healing and acts as a connector between the crown and the implant. The crown is then attached to the abutment and functions just like a real tooth, allowing you to eat, drink, and speak normally.
When are Single Tooth Implants a Good Option?
Single-tooth dental implants are an excellent option for people who are missing a tooth or who need to have a tooth extracted because it is damaged beyond repair. The implant can give you a natural-looking tooth, restore your smile, and improve the health of your jawbone. They can also help to preserve the shape of your face and prevent bone loss, as they prevent the bones in your jaw from shrinking due to missing teeth.
Single-tooth implants may also be a good choice if you don’t want to alter the adjacent teeth, as would be necessary with a bridge. They are also durable, lasting up to 20 years or more with proper care.
What Does The Process Involve?
Step 1: Initial Consultation
The first step is to consult with our dentist or oral surgeon. We will examine your mouth and discuss your overall health and any risk factors. We will also take X-rays of your mouth to determine whether you are a good candidate for the single-tooth implant procedure.
Step 2: Bone Grafting (If Necessary)
You may need a bone graft procedure if you don’t have adequate bone to support the implant. This involves taking bone from another area of your body or using synthetic materials to fill the areas of your jawbone where an implant can be placed.
Step 3: Implant Placement
Once the bone is ready, the implant will be surgically placed into your jawbone. Depending on your comfort level, you may need to be sedated for this procedure.
Step 4: Healing and Osseointegration
After the implant is placed, you must wait several months for it to heal and fuse with your jawbone. This process is called osseointegration and it is an important step in ensuring the implant’s long-term success.
Step 5: Attaching the Abutment and Crown
Once the implant has fully healed, Dr. Nelson will attach the abutment and false teeth. This will complete the process, giving you a strong and natural-looking tooth replacement.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today!
If you are looking for an effective solution to replace a missing tooth, dental implants may be the right choice for you. Dr. Nelson will be happy to discuss your options and help you determine what is best for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
We look forward to helping you restore your smile and get back to enjoying life!