Single Dental Implants in Darch
A single implant for a natural-looking tooth replacement
A single missing tooth can cause a lot of problems.
Benefits of Single implants
- Single implants look like natural teeth. At Darch Dental Centre, we use the latest dental technology and high-quality materials to ensure that you have a beautiful, natural smile.
- Dental implants are an excellent choice if you’re looking for a permanent tooth replacement. Unlike conventional dentures, dental implants are not removable and will not fall out.
- Darch Dental Centre offers single implants that function like real teeth. This means you can eat whatever you want and smile with confidence.
- Dental implants are permanently fixed in your mouth and do not need to be removed for brushing and flossing. This makes them easier to maintain and keeps your confident smile looking its best.
- A single implant is placed in the space left by a missing tooth, and a permanent crown is then mounted on top of it. This ensures that adjacent teeth don’t shift, preventing alignment problems.
- When you replace your natural tooth root with a single implant, you are better able to preserve your bone structure. By integrating with your jaw bone, dental implants promote bone growth.
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FAQ's About Single Dental Implants
Patients who are eligible for single implants are those who:
- are missing a single tooth,
- possess good oral health that would allow them to undergo dental extractions or oral surgery,
- have healthy gums,
- are in good physical health, meaning they are free of serious medical conditions,
- have sufficient bone density to receive implants, and
- follow a good oral hygiene regimen.
It’s essential that the dentist perform a thorough examination and evaluate your medical history. For example, dental implants may not be suitable for you if you have diabetes, liver disease, or a severe bleeding disorder. Please don’t hesitate to visit Darch Dental Centre so we can assess your suitability for single implant treatment.
The dental implant process consists of various stages. The entire treatment process is an outpatient one that can take anywhere from three to six months to complete. It may be necessary to use local anaesthesia, IV sedation, or general anaesthesia, depending on the situation.
During the initial visit, your dentist will assess your teeth, gums, and jaw bone. This initial dental examination is essential in order to determine if you have enough healthy jaw bone for the implant to be successful. There may be a need for a bone graft procedure before starting the dental implant procedure if you have a thin or soft jaw bone. It is also important to make sure that your gums are in good health before beginning the surgical procedure.
The next step is implant placement. During this procedure, the gum is cut to expose the bone. Once the bone has been exposed, your dentist will drill a hole in it. After that, the implant will be inserted deeply into the bone to act as a root structure for the tooth. While the dental implant heals beneath the gums of the front tooth, your dentist may apply a temporary detachable solution or healing cap to fill in the gap. If it is a back tooth, then it will not be covered.
The bone may take between 3 and 6 months to develop around the titanium screw after it has been inserted into the bone. This process, in which the bone becomes a part of the implant, is called osseointegration. During osseointegration, the jaw bone that surrounds the implant grows and strengthens. When the implant is in position, it can serve as an artificial tooth root.
As soon as the healing process is complete, your dentist will securely attach the abutment screw to the implant post. Abutments are pieces of hardware that extend the implant above the soft oral tissues in order to support it. These pieces allow the implant crown to sit comfortably atop the implant. This procedure may be part of the initial procedure or a follow-up procedure.
In cases where soft tissue has developed over the implant and an abutment screw is placed during a second treatment, an incision may be required. By covering the implant with the healing cap, soft tissue cannot grow on top of the implant. We will then remove the healing cap during the second visit and securely attach the abutment to the implant screw. As soon as the gum tissue grows around the abutment, it will act as a protective barrier. It may take the gums a few weeks to fully heal after the abutment placement.
Your dentist will take impressions of your mouth after the implant has grown sufficiently into the bone for you to be able to chew. Using the impressions, a dental technician will make the implant crown in a dental laboratory. A dental crown has an appearance that is very similar to that of a natural tooth.
A single implant procedure involves your dentist making a small incision in your gums so that the bone can be exposed during the procedure. Afterwards, they will drill a hole in the bone to place the dental implant, which will act as an artificial tooth root. During the surgical procedure, you will not experience any pain due to the fact that it is performed under anaesthesia. The type of sedation your dentist will use will depend on your specific needs.
Typically, the implant dentistry process consists of three steps. A complete implant procedure includes removing the entire tooth from the mouth, inserting the implant rod or screw, and installing the new false tooth. There will normally be a long period of healing between the procedures.
You may experience some discomfort once the numbness wears off after your implant surgery. Depending on where the single implant was inserted, you may also feel mild pain in the cheeks, the chin, or under the eyes. In general, you may experience discomfort around the implant site, face, and jaw for about ten days after the procedure. Your dentist may prescribe antibiotics and pain relievers to treat swelling and discomfort. Usually, the swelling and pain will start to subside within three days after the dental procedure.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with the placement of a single implant. The following are some of the most common risks:
- The implant could fail even when a surgical procedure has already been completed if the implant’s bone structure is insufficient to support it. Without sufficient bone support, an implant cannot fuse to the jaw.
- There is a possibility that a nerve inside the jaw bone may be damaged as a result of replacing lower teeth with implants. This may result in numbness or tingling in the affected area. It can either be temporary or be permanent. X-rays or CT scans will allow your dentist to see where the nerve is located and therefore reduce the risk of injury.
- It is possible for implant sites to become infected either during dental surgery or after the operation. Most infections are caused by a number of things. Smoking, autoimmune diseases, and poor dental hygiene can cause infections.
- If the dental implants are placed in the upper jaw, they can result in sinus problems if they protrude into the sinus cavity. However, this is not a common occurrence.
- Occasionally, the body will reject an implant that has been placed in it. Rejection may manifest itself in many ways, such as pain, swelling, elevated fever, and chills.
- There is a possibility that if you have an allergy to titanium, you could have an adverse reaction to the titanium alloy used in dental implants. If you have an allergy to titanium, you may experience tingling, swelling, and a loss of taste.
- A dental implant can move after an immediate tooth replacement procedure because it doesn’t have enough stability.
- If there has been an injury to the area around a dental implant, the integrity of the implant could be thrown off.
There isn’t a specific recovery time for single implant patients since every case is a little different and there are no two patients exactly alike. The recovery period for each patient depends on the condition of their mouth. Here are some factors that could influence your recovery time:
- If you require tooth extraction
- If your bone is healthy enough to receive an implant
- If you require a bone graft
- Your body’s ability to heal
Your lifestyle choices can significantly influence the healing time of a dental implant. When you smoke after surgery, for example, you could extend the amount of time it takes for you to heal or even cause possible harm to your healing process, especially if you had grafts done. As long as you do not need any additional surgeries, you can expect your active dental implant to heal within four weeks. However, the osseointegration process may take several months, depending on individual circumstances.
There are a few single implant treatment alternatives, which include:
- Dental Bridge:
A dental bridge is an artificial tooth replacement, also known as a pontic, which is fitted to abutment teeth on both sides of a gap. Pontics are usually made of porcelain so that their appearance blends in as much as possible with your actual teeth. Bridges, on the other hand, can be made from a variety of materials, including gold. There are four basic types of bridges: traditional, cantilever, Maryland, and implant-supported bridges.
- Partial Removable Dentures:
Partial removable dentures can be used to replace teeth that have been lost due to decay, accidents, or gum disease, and they are often the best option for those who choose not to have permanent bridges or dental implants. A removable partial denture is usually held in place by the neighbouring teeth clenched together to support it. Usually made of acrylic, partial dentures are a very popular, non-invasive option for people who have one missing tooth.
The cost of a single tooth implant depends on several factors, including whether bone grafts are required. A single-tooth dental implant typically costs \$4,500 to \$6,000, and additional cost of \$500 or more if you need bone grafting.
We offer competitive rates in our area and can give you an estimate before any treatment begins, so please come see us at your earliest convenience.