DENTAL IMPLANTS

Missing Single Tooth

Missing Single Tooth Replacement

Implantation is great alternative to replace missing single tooth, as it avoids injuring neighboring teeth. Implant fixating in place of the root of the lost tooth and the crown fixating on top of it, so neighboring teeth remain in their original condition.

Dental implantation is recommended in the absence of one tooth, since the method has excellent aesthetics. Traditional root-shaped implants are fixed at right angles, that is, strictly vertically – so they can be fixed in a small interdental space.

A mandatory requirement for the procedure is the presence of a sufficient volume of bone tissue. If there is not enough of it, bone tissue being pre-expanded.

Average time of the process of tooth restoration will require at least 4 to 6 months, and if it’s necessary to pre-expand bone tissue could take from 7 to 9 months.

Missing Single Tooth Replacement in Brooklyn, NY

There are also cases, when tooth must be removed. For example, if it has an abnormal mobility or there is a serious inflammation in the tissues. The best way to deal with these problems is to immediately remove the tooth and think of the option for its restoration.

Modern methods allow you to get missing tooth replaced in almost a split second. As well, the bone tissue will not feel the difference; an implant will completely replace the root of a living tooth, which will allow metabolic processes in the bone to work naturally.

Dentists use single-stage technology to fixate an implant in the hole where the missing tooth was located. But the process is further – depending on the condition of the bone tissue, so there are several methods for it.

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Missing Single Tooth Treatment in Brooklyn, New York

If patient has partial or complete adentia, there is only one way for restoring all missing teeth in the jaw, besides the implantation – removable prosthetics. Removable prosthetics are affordable, but their flaws are obvious.

Under prostheses, the bone remains idle and quickly atrophies and decreases in size. Prostheses cause a lot of inconveniences for the patient – they rub gums, fall out of the mouth, and look like false jaws. Implantation is a great alternative as its not only replaces the teeth, but their bones. Implantation is permanent and looks more natural.

Implantation of complete adentia has certain difficulties. When fixating the prostheses that replace the dentition, an installation of implants for each tooth is not required, requirement is from 4 to 8 pieces per jaw.

Atrophy of bone tissue is observed in 99% of cases with complete adentia, it requires to build up a bone, so implantation could be performed.