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Single-Tooth Dental Implants

A Single-Tooth Dental Implant closely resembles our natural tooth’s appearance, feeling, and more importantly its function, when compared to other tooth replacement methods. Unlike dentures for example, they tend to loosen as time goes by, thus making them look and feel unnatural, especially when they’re not properly aligned with the gums. And unlike with a typical 3-unit dental bridge, your healthy adjacent teeth remains intact and doesn’t need to be modified to install the fixture in place. A Dental Implant Procedure is the ideal solution in replacing your missing tooth to restore your smile.


CHAIR-SIDE PROCEDURES

The first step is to replace the missing tooth’s root by surgically placing a Titanium Implant Screw directly into the jaw bone so that proper integration will occur, thus initiating a natural process known as “osseointegration.” Osseointegration normally takes place in a period between three to six months wherein the implant screw will remain covered and protected underneath the gums the whole time.

The second step involves the removal of the protection cap to expose the implant screw so that an “abutment” can be properly attached to it. The abutment serves as an extension to the implant and a connector to the “dental crown” at the same time. This completes the foundation on which your “new tooth” will be supported in place.

The last and final step in completing the procedure is the placement of the dental crown, or to be quite literal, your “new tooth” actually. With proper techniques your dentist will make sure that the dental crown is of optimal size, shape, fit, and colour to perfectly blend with your existing natural teeth and facial characteristics.


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