Single dental implants can be a great treatment option for replacing an already missing single tooth, or a tooth that is condemned to be taken out.
A single dental implant looks and functions like a natural tooth. The implant material, being titanium based, is bio-compatible. When placed, the bone grows, surrounds the implant and bonds to it. The process is called ‘osseointegration’. A dental implant is essentially a new tooth inserted into a tooth gap. Offering a beautiful and natural look, it may be the treatment option of choice because of the convenience and longevity it provides our patients. If you are looking for a natural-looking and long-term solution to a missing tooth, dental implants may be the way to go.
The single dental implant procedure is done in two parts:
- First, an artificial titanium root is inserted into the jaw and left for around three to four months for the bone to fuse with the new root, a process known as osseointegration.
- Then, after the healing period, a finely sculpted life-like tooth crown is fitted to the implanted titanium root.