Single Tooth Dental Implants in Silver Spring

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Artistic Family Dentistry of Silver Spring provides single tooth dental implant services in Silver Spring, MD. Call 240-641-5828 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

Dental implants are the best solution for missing teeth because they are the only option that replaces the root. This keeps your bite strong and prevents facial collapse by preserving bone in the jaw.

Dental implant restorations come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but single dental implants are one of the most common. The dental implant is a small post or screw that is surgically implanted into the jawbone; this supports a crown that restores the visible portion of your tooth, while a piece called an abutment connects the two.

What Happens When You Get a Single Dental Implant

First, your dentist will make sure you have enough bone mass in your jaw to support your implants before you have dental implant surgery. Dental implants are more likely to fail if they don’t have a solid foundation. You may require bone grafting prior to your dental implant surgery if you have experienced bone loss.

Once your implant is placed, we wait for osseointegration to occur. This is the process by which your jawbone and implant fuse together to produce a stable base of support for your restoration. You’ll come back to our office so we can attach the abutment, then your crown will be fabricated and permanently affixed to your implant.

Single dental implants are the next best thing to your natural tooth. Because they restore both the root and the crown, you’ll have a more stable restoration and a stronger bite. You can eat all of your favorite meals and brush and floss as usual, meaning you might forget that you have a dental implant at all! Although you may need to replace the crown at some point, your dental implant should last a lifetime with good care.

Frequently Asked Questions About Single Dental Implants

How much does a dental implant cost for one tooth?

The cost of your crown will vary based on whether you require any supplemental procedures, such as bone grafting or extractions, as well as the material you choose for your crown.

Can you get a dental implant for one tooth?

Yes, you certainly can. Many people only have one missing tooth, which we can restore with a single dental implant. Dental implants are superior to a dental bridge because bridges rely on support from surrounding teeth, placing stress on them, but dental implants do not.

Do you get a temporary tooth with an implant?

Yes, while you wait for your permanent restoration to be fabricated, we can offer you a temporary tooth to close the gap in your smile.

Who is a candidate for single dental implants?

The most important requirement for dental implant surgery is that patients are in good physical health. If you have periodontitis or other major oral health issues, you must first treat these before getting dental implants. In order for dental implants to be successful, patients must have enough bone density in their jaw. If you don’t, bone grafting or a sinus lift may be required; alternative dental implant solutions, such as mini dental implants, may also be an option for some patients, as they require less support from the jaw.

Can I get a dental implant years after extraction?

Absolutely. A dental implant can restore a tooth that has been missing for decades. If it’s been a while since your tooth was extracted, it’s more likely that you’ll require bone grafts before implant surgery to augment your jawbone.

Call 240-641-5828 to schedule your appointment.