SINGLE TOOTH MISSING
Implant Single Crowns can be securely attached to an implant to replace front and back missing teeth. A front single implant is 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 (gum) and hard (bone) 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 at (619) 548-4825 (San Diego) or (951) 696-8200 (Murrieta) to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.