Single Tooth Replacement
Jackson Heights Implant Dentistry - Roosevelt Dental Care - Queens Dental Implants
SINGLE TOOTH MISSING
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Benefits of an all-ceramic crown on implant:
When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
In this case, a so-called one-piece implant is used. This means that all components are installed as a single unit, resulting in immediately full functioning teeth, shorter treatment time and minimized pain.
- Immediately functioning teeth
- Excellent esthetic result
- Life long, stable solution
This procedure normally includes four visits to the dentist. You should expect to be able to work the day after having the implant installed.
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 and healthy.
ALTERNATIVES TO AN ALL-CERAMIC CROWN ON IMPLANT
Tooth-supported fixed bridge
A traditional bridge involves grinding down adjacent
teeth to support the bridge. It is a stable solution with good esthetics
and function that is fairly easy to install. However, this alternative
has two main disadvantages: continuous bone resorbtion in the edentulous
area, and sacrificing healthy teeth on behalf of the bridge.
Removable partial denture
This is not a permanent alternative to a lost tooth. It
is unstable and loosely attached, which affects both function and
comfort. A removable partial denture is made of plastic – a material
that can't create the same esthetic result as a ceramic crown. The
benefits are few but do exist: adjacent teeth aren't affected. It is
easily and quickly installed and relatively cheap.
This alternative has some clear advantages: it
is quickly installed, functions well and, since it is made of ceramic,
it gives a high esthetic result. Moreover, natural healthy teeth aren't
affected. But it is not very permanent. The resin-bonded bridge will
eventually come off – probably after just a couple of years – and will
then have to be reinstalled.