SINGLE TOOTH MISSING
Implant Single Crowns can be securely attached to an implant to replace front and back missing teeth. Front single implant crown are some of the most challenging and technique sensitive procedures due to the high demand on esthetics. Restoring the shape of papilla, “gum,” to a natural way, in many instances, is impossible. Therefore, if a front tooth is to be removed, Dr. Paredes advocates taking the tooth out and placing the implant immediately after the extraction in order to preserve as much bone and gum tissues as possible. Additional procedures, such as connective tissue graft and bone graft might be required along with the surgical placement of the implant. Once the surgery is completed, a temporary crown is placed and the patient walks out of the dental office with a tooth- what some people call “tooth in a day”. The patient must meet the criteria for this treatment. Call now Dr. Paredes’ office for a consultation.
If a front tooth has been missing for some time, the papilla might be able to be regenerated to some degree by doing soft and hard tissue grafting. Implants crowns in the premolar/molar area are not as aesthetically demanding, so these are much easier to do as long as there is adequate bone and gingival tissue. Call now Dr. Paredes’ office for a consultation.
COURSE OF TREATMENT
INSTALLING THE NEW TOOTH – STEP-BY-STEP
The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.
|1: Before the procedure
The dentist makes a first examination and takes one or more x-rays of the area to prepare for the procedure.
|2: Installing the implant
The implant is installed. At this time, a temporary tooth is provided that allows you eat and function like normal almost immediately. The implant will need a few months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step is taken.
|3: Attaching the new crown
The final step is the placement of the permanent ceramic tooth. The new tooth is installed for life. No additional treatment is needed.
|4: End result
You should expect the new tooth to fit and function just like a natural tooth. Do your usual dental hygiene to keep the tooth and gum around it clean