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Single Tooth Implant
Appleton, WI

Photo of a group of smiling older women with dental implants from Dental Haven in Appleton, WIGum disease, tooth decay, or injury to your oral cavity may lead to tooth loss. Dental Haven believes every individual deserves the best oral health possible. If you are missing multiple teeth or just a single tooth, you may be a perfect candidate for dental implants. A single tooth implant can significantly enhance your oral health by restoring or improving your appearance, your ability to speak more clearly, and even chew more efficiently.

What Are Single Tooth Implants Made Of?

Single tooth implants are made of three main parts: the implant body, the abutment, and the crown. The implant body is a small titanium screw-like structure that, when placed, acts as an anchor where your tooth root would have been.

Secondly, we have the abutment. It acts as a connector between the implant and the crown. The abutment is made from either titanium or porcelain and sometimes even gold.

Last we have the dental crown. It is the visible part of your tooth that others can see, usually made by the fusion of metal and porcelain or entirely either made of metal or porcelain.

What Advantages Do Single Tooth Implants Offer?

Single tooth implants' advantages are often weighted against bridges. Bridges are permanent structural implants made of several teeth lined next to each other with the tooth on either end being hollow for fixing using dental cement.

The advantages that dental implants have over bridges are that implants do not demand tooth alteration. In contrast, tooth-supported bridges require the shaping of other teeth in order to make the placement process easier. Moreover, bridges may require tooth removal, which is detrimental to your oral health in the long run.

Dental implants have a longer life span than bridges. Implants can sometimes last a lifetime provided they are maintained, whereas bridges can last up to 10 or so years. Additional advantages that dental implants offer are keeping adjacent teeth stable, preventing the development of gum disease by filling potential areas vulnerable to bacteria growth, and improved speech.

How Are Single Tooth Implants Placed?

The placement of the implants is spaced over a period of a few months. In the first step, the implant post will be placed into your gums and allowed to integrate with the adjacent bone. The period between the placement of the implant body and crown depends on the density of your jawbone. Typically it takes longer if the implant is placed on the upper jaw due to lower bone density. Generally, the time for the procedure may vary anywhere between six to nine months. This varies from individual to individual and our experts can give a better estimate on this.

Upon successful osseointegration, the fusing of the dental implant with the jawbone, the abutment will be cemented onto the implant. A temporary crown will be placed onto the abutment before the final step can occur. Once the abutment has completely healed, a permanent crown is then ready to be fitted marking the end of your procedure.

To take full advantage of what Dental Haven can offer to you in terms of single tooth implants, reach us at (920) 939-7150. Your perfect smile is only a phone call away.

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