Single-Tooth Replacement

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Dental implants are perfect for patients who only have one missing tooth. Mimicking natural teeth in appearance and function, implants used for single-tooth replacement offer a durable and enduring alternative to traditional bridges or dentures. Surgically placed, they provide a stable foundation for a custom-made crown, blending seamlessly with surrounding teeth. Our Greater Jacksonville, FL, dentists have seen firsthand how dental implants can significantly enhance oral health and restore confidence in one’s smile.

Learn more about this option below.

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What is Single-Tooth Replacement?

Many people think that restoration is only worth it when multiple teeth are gone. This is not true, however. Even one tooth missing can cause a domino effect of complications if it’s not dealt with by our dentists. For example, nearby teeth located on either side of the gap may begin to tilt and attempt to fill the space if something is not put in place. A lack of a tooth root can also result in bone loss in the jaw.

Single-tooth replacement from our team involves restoring a missing tooth with a dental implant that closely resembles the real deal. This approach is essential not only for aesthetics but also for maintaining proper oral health and function. Unlike bridges or dentures, which rely on adjacent teeth for support, dental implants are a standalone solution that don’t result in enamel removal during placement.

The Procedure

Replacing just one tooth using this method starts with a comprehensive consultation and evaluation to assess your current oral health and suitability for dental implants. We’ll take into account the condition of surrounding teeth, gums, and overall jawbone density.

Assuming a bone graft is not needed to lend support, the dental implant procedure is scheduled and performed next. During this surgery, the titanium post is precisely positioned into the jawbone. Over the next few months, the implant will undergo a process called osseointegration, where it fuses with the bone, providing a secure anchor for the prosthetic tooth. Once the implant has fully integrated and the area has healed, the final step will involve our dentists attaching the dental crown, thus completing the restoration.

Candidate Eligibility

Determining candidacy for dental implants includes considering various factors such as overall oral health, bone density, and lifestyle habits (i.e., smoking). Ideally, candidates should regularly practice good oral hygiene, have sufficient bone volume in the jaw to support the implant, and not have a pre-existing medical condition that may affect the healing process. We may recommend full and partial dentures if you do.

With that said, even patients with certain dental issues like gum disease or bone loss may still be eligible with appropriate treatment and preparation. During the initial consultation, our dentists will thoroughly evaluate each patient’s individual circumstances to determine the most suitable treatment plan.

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Complete Your Smile With Implants

Reach out to one of our offices today to discover the benefits that come with replacing a tooth. Our dental implant dentists serving Jacksonville, Orange Park, and surrounding areas would love to set up a time to meet with you. Call Quality Dentures & Implants to request an appointment or if you prefer, contact us online.

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