A Single tooth implant replacement is preferable to removable dentures or bridges because the implant teeth are separate and do not compromise the adjacent teeth. The porcelain bridge alternative requires invasive preparation of the adjacent teeth and is statistically proven to fail within 15 years.
Single tooth implant crowns require special attention to detail to look natural while emerging from the soft tissue like natural teeth. In the event that there has been a loss of gum volume, the emergence of an implant crown will be compromised unless some reconstruction work is done in the way of soft tissue grafting. This augmentation requires attention to detail and patience to ensure correct reconstruction of lost tissue. We have experience in manipulating the gum tissue to improve the appearance, and have a library of images of our cases to help show and explain the possible outcome of your implant teeth
In the case of a tooth which requires removal, it is often better to place the single tooth implant directly into the extraction socket when the tooth is removed to preserve the gum shape and volume coupled with bone preservation grafting techniques.
Alternately, bone and soft tissue grafting is performed at Lentini Dental Werribee prior to, or at the time of placing the implant teeth. Careful consultation and assessment is required to determine individual needs.
A strong and stable set of teeth is a lifelong asset, but in many cases and due to countless reasons, teeth may need to be replaced. Investing in the strength and durability of your teeth is strongly advised for your overall health and nutrition, and Lentini Dental will make sure you receive the best possible treatment and outcome for single tooth replacement procedures.
Tooth replacement with single or multiple tooth implants does not have to be a daunting procedure as many people would think.
A teeth implant crown not only appears and functions like a natural tooth, it does not affect the wellbeing of its neighbouring teeth. The single implant will replace the actual tooth root which enables the bone to be better preserved, hence a more sound gum and bone structure in the long term.
While there are other treatments, such as fixed bridges, which aim to serve a similar solution, dental implants are more predictable and do not compromise the adjacent teeth. The maintenance of a single dental implant is easier, as it is the same shape as an emerging tooth and the overall appearance of the replaced tooth is much more natural in most cases. Learn more about dental implant costs.