Restore Your Smile with a Single Tooth Implant
When a single tooth is missing in the mouth then a single dental implant can be used to restore the gap. These days it is a relatively simple surgical procedure that creates beautiful results of very natural looking teeth. See also multiple teeth implants.
There are multiple advantages of selecting dental implants over bridges or dentures such as bone maintenance or a long-term fixed option. See Benefits of Dental Implants.
The type of implant chosen is often reflective of the size, position and orientation of the remaining space and which particular tooth is being restored. Our experienced dental practice is here to thoroughly plan your implant treatment.
There is now a wide range of implants systems that are used to cater to a variety of situations. However, before the selection of the dental implant, certain considerations need to be made when choosing the most appropriate implant system for space. These include:
The Quality of Bone
Softer bone often needs certain technical components of the implant design such as more threading which allows the implant to better anchor into the bone and provides good primary stability. A dense bone may only need a simple design.
Right Implant for the Right Situation
There are special design features that include special surfacing or special shapes, to enable an implant to carry out a specified required function.
For example, we can select implants that encourage osseointegration or to be used in softer bone situations. Browse our dental implant treatments.
Achieving Better Initial Integration
There are now a whole host of sizes and shapes of implants that are used in differing conditions to stimulate the primary stability of the implant.
This makes the implant “stick” and connects to the bone faster, it can include design features such as aggressive buttress threading down the length of the implant or wider implants.
The Narrowness of the Space
Front teeth leave many narrow spaces than back teeth which are generally wider. Book an appointment with us today.
For this reason, only those single implants should be selected that will have the appropriate dimensions to fit the remaining bone area without encroaching upon important anatomical structures.
In some cases, the implant needs to be placed on the same day as the tooth extraction. This is called Immediate Loading.
The selection of the dental implant is important if this were the case to be used for immediate function. This means that the patient has a restored tooth and can use the tooth straight away after the day of surgery.
There are now implants that are specifically chosen for cosmetics and have great aesthetic features such as a porcelain emergence profile at the neck of the tooth.
The Amount of Bone already Lost
If there has been a traumatic extraction involving bone loss or if the tooth has been missing for some time, then additional bone grafting procedures may be needed as well.
So the dentist will have to consider depending upon the specific requirement whether bone grafting is needed or a type of implant can be chosen which doesn’t require bone grafting.