Need One or a Few Teeth Replaced?
Single Dental Implants
Do you need only one or two teeth replaced? Or are you unsure how many implants you need? After getting a high-resolution CT scan of your teeth and jaw, our oral surgeons will be able to accurately assess whether you have enough healthy bone for implants, or if bone grafting is necessary. If a few of your teeth are in poor condition, but most of your teeth are in good condition, this may be the best solution for you. Call today to schedule a consultation.
Not a One-Day Process
The process for placing single dental implants greatly differs from our full mouth procedure. Single implant placements span a number of months. If more than half of your teeth are not in good shape, learn more about our one-day, full mouth procedures.
WHY WOULD IT TAKE LONGER
TO GET SINGLE IMPLANTS?
There are important differences between a full mouth restoration and a single implant treatment. With a full mouth implant procedure, the bite pressure is distributed evenly across multiple implants, while a single implant must withstand the pressure focused on a single tooth. The single implant must first undergo a process of osseointegration (fusion with the jawbone), which can take 3-6 months. If a crown were fitted on the implant too soon, chewing and brushing may agitate the implant and cause it to shift, resulting in a slanted implant, displacement of the surrounding teeth, or even implant failure.
For this reason, it’s best to wait until the osseointegration process has matured before placing the crown. Secondly, often with single tooth failure, bone grafting is required to build back bone density before an implant is placed. The healing time for a bone graft is generally 4-6 months. After the bone graft has healed, the implant can be successfully placed, allowing osseointegration to begin.
Will Dental Implant
When single implants are placed the implant site is numbed with local anesthetic. You may experience a sensation of pressure, and often some tingling. Some patients prefer IV sedation, which is available upon request. For full mouth dental implant procedures, patients sleep under general anesthesia.
Can I Get Single
Unfortunately, zygomatic implants are not an option for single implants. Zygomatic implants are ideal for patients with bone loss in need of full upper sets of teeth, and can replace lengthy bone graft treatments. Because a single implant can only be placed where the tooth is missing, this limits the space available to place a zygomatic implant.
Bone Grafting Alternatives
for Single Implants?
While bone grafting may be the only bone loss solution for single dental implants, there are alternative options available for those seeking full arch or full mouth dental implants. A single prosthetic tooth relies solely on it’s underlying implant to remain secure. When bone is missing in these individual areas, bone grafting may be the only reasonable option.
If you suffer from periodontal disease or loose/missing teeth, we can help. If you’ve been told you’re not a candidate for dental implants due to bone loss, we can help. New Teeth Now has pioneered a state-of-the-art procedure that allows you to get full mouth dental implants, in one day, pain-free.
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