When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent solution is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This restoration both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
In most cases, implants are placed and restored on the same day that the damaged tooth is removed. This not only reduces treatment time but also minimizes discomfort and pain. Immediate placement allows the patient to leave the office with a highly aesthetic and functional new tooth.
Benefits of single tooth implants:
- Immediately functional teeth
- Excellent aesthetic result
- Permanent, stable solution
The course of treatment described here is one of several options available, which are dependent on the specifics of your case.
- Before the procedure: Our oral surgeons and your general dentist will conduct a thorough evaluation and develop a treatment plan to review with you.
- Installing the implant: First, the implant is installed. This is normally done in a single session. At this time, a temporary tooth is placed enabling you to eat and function normally while the implant is given several months to heal and osseointegrate into the jawbone
- Attaching the new crown: The final step is the placement of the permanent ceramic tooth. The new tooth should remain in place for life. No additional treatment is needed.
- End result: You should expect the new implant to fit and function just like a natural tooth. No special care is required. Standard oral hygiene to keep the tooth and gum around it clean and healthy is all that is needed.
Feel free to contact us to set up a consult on dental implants or learn more about our team approach to patient care.