Single Tooth Replacement
The Treatment Steps
The first step is the placement of the titanium implant. The implant will remain covered underneath the gum for approximately 3 to 6 months. During this time, “osseointegration” takes place.
The second step of the procedure involves uncovering the implants and attaching connections. This completes the foundation on which your new tooth will be placed.
The final step is the placement of your new tooth. With techniques that ensure optimal size, shape, colour and fit, this replacement tooth will blend with your facial characteristics and remaining natural teeth.
What One Tooth Can Restore
A missing single tooth surrounded by healthy teeth has unique demands. The challenge is to replace your now missing tooth for both function and appearances, without harming your remaining teeth or gum tissue.
- Appearance – Your concern is for natural appearance, good function during chewing, with a natural look, both to you and others. The solutions possible take advantage of the best aesthetic possibilities available in dentistry and modern dental technology.
- Confidence – The ideal replacement for your missing tooth must also feel like a natural tooth and be easy to keep clean. Knowing your tooth is stable during eating and talking means a lot. You’ll also be glad your treatment didn’t require grinding on your remaining natural teeth.
The long term safety of this solution is well established and published in recognised scientific journals. We will discuss with you how these treatment results apply to you.
Various examples of implants
Source: “Missing a Single Tooth?” Dental Health Foundation Australia