Single Tooth Implants – Brampton, Ontario
Seamless Tooth Replacement
Tooth loss, whether you’re missing one tooth or a full row of teeth, is a serious oral health concern. In the past your only single tooth replacement option was a fixed bridge, which required the removal of healthy tooth structure to provide support for the replacement tooth. Today, your Torbram Dental team has a superior solution – smile restoration with single tooth implants. This is the only solution that allows us to replace both the roots and crowns of missing teeth, seamlessly recreating lost teeth. Whether you’ve lost one tooth or a full arch of teeth, dental implants may be the ideal tooth replacement solution to put a smile back on your face. If you’re ready to learn more and get started with your tooth replacement plan, call to schedule your dental implant consultation visit with our skilled dentist in Brampton. We’ll walk you through all of your treatment options and help you find the best tooth replacement solution to meet your needs.
Do I Have to Replace One Tooth?
Many of our patients think that losing just one tooth isn’t a big deal, and they don’t need to replace it, especially if the tooth isn’t visible when they smile. Unfortunately, this is simply not the case. Even a single missing tooth will adversely impact your oral health. Remaining teeth will shift to fill the gap in your smile. This leads to orthodontic issues. It also places excess pressure on surrounding teeth, increasing risk for decay and damage and accelerating the rate of enamel wear. The longer your bite continues to function unevenly, the joints connecting the jaw to the skull bone (TMJ) can be strained, causing painful or impeded mouth movement. Additionally, without the stimulus provided by tooth roots, gum tissue volume and jawbone density diminish, and overtime, this can lead to additional tooth loss.
What is a Single-Tooth Implant?
A single-tooth implant is a dental implant post-supported dental crown used to fully restore the smile following the loss of one tooth. By precisely placing a single dental implant post to anchor a customized, tooth-colored crown, your smile will be restored to full function and appearance.
How are Single-Tooth Implants Placed?
The single-tooth dental implant process is completed over multiple phases. The first phase of treatment is preparation. This may include improving your oral health, reviewing your medical and surgical history, extracting the damaged tooth, and placing bone or soft tissue grafts. Once your smile is fully prepared, we place the dental implant post. Over the course of several months, the implant will fuse with the gum and bone tissue, mimicking your tooth roots. Once the implant post is fully fused with the supportive structures, you’ll return to the office, so we can place an abutment (attachment piece) and design your dental crown. Once your custom dental crown is received from the lab, you’ll come in for a final visit where your crown is attached to the dental implant post.
What are the Benefits of Single-Tooth Implant Restorations?
Before receiving a dental implant supported restoration, you will want to understand why this treatment option is worth the investment. Some of the many advantages to implant-retained restorations include:
- Natural appearance – an implant retained denture will restore the root and crown of the lost tooth, leaving you with a close-to-natural end result.
- Self-supported – traditional bridges are supported by surrounding teeth, but an implant retained dental crown is fully self-supporting, protecting your oral health.
- Long-lasting – a fixed bridge will need to be repaired or replaced frequently, usually every ten years. A dental implant retained crown can last the rest of your life with proper care.