A dental implant restored with a dental crown can be used to replace a single missing tooth. Dr. Alla Brown offers a single dental implant in her Buford, GA dentist office for patients that are missing a tooth. Even one missing tooth can compromise your smile and more importantly your oral health. If a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth begin to shift, bone is lost in the jaw and these changes affect the bite which can lead to TMJ disorders. There is also an increased risk of halitosis and developing gum disease.
The most permanent and natural solution for a missing tooth is a dental implant. The sooner you seek treatment for your missing tooth, the more effective and conservative the treatment will be. A dental implant is an investment in your health, confidence, and overall well-being.
Single Dental Implant Process
Dr. Brown will need to perform a comprehensive evaluation and examination of your oral health as well as your overall health to be sure a single dental implant is right for you. Then a personalized treatment plan is created that is customized to your needs and goals. Strategic planning is crucial to the long term success and comfort of the final restoration because no two patients have the same mouth or dental concerns.
The next step is the surgical implantation of the dental implant. Working from your treatment plan, an oral surgeon or periodontist will place the implant into the bone. This implanted titanium post will replace the missing root structure.
Over a 3-6 month period, the titanium post will fuse with the natural bone helping it to support the structure of the jaw and to provide a secure base for the attachment of a dental restoration. Once your implant post has successfully fused with your jaw bone, you will return to our Buford, GA dentist office to have the dental restoration attached. A dental crown is custom designed to aesthetically fit your smile.