Single Tooth Dental Implant
A single dental implant is a daily procedure in our practice in Burbank, CA. A dental implant can replace any tooth in the mouth. Most single implants done by Dr. Amin can be done on the same day as an extraction.
When either the tooth and root are damaged or a tooth is about to be lost, the best tooth replacement is a dental implant. An implant looks and functions just like a natural tooth. A dental implant to replace one missing tooth is the most natural, cost-effective, least-invasive, and long-term tooth replacement option.
Are single tooth dental implants the best solution for you?
This procedure normally includes one to four visits. Depending on the location of the tooth, (i.e. a front tooth, a molar), a dental implant and crown can be done in one hour with Dr. Amin’s special technique.
This is called an immediate implant, you leave the office with a new tooth now, not in six months. The immediate implant is also known as “teeth in a day,” “teeth in an hour,” or “dental implants in a day.”
So if you want or need a new tooth, a single tooth dental implant is a great option.
You should expect to be able to work the day after having the implant placed. Pain is almost zero.
The process of getting a single tooth dental implant:
The course of treatment for the dental implant, abutment and crown described here is one of several options available. Consult our office to find out the best solution for you to replace your missing tooth/teeth, given your specific condition.
1: Before the procedure:
An examination and one or more x-rays, including 3D imaging of the area, are made to diagnose your unique situation. The area will be checked carefully for any signs of bone loss or gum loss (for significant bone loss, a bone graft may be necessary).
2: Placing the dental implant:
Dr. Ramsey Amin places the implant usually under sedation. At this time, a temporary tooth is always provided for front teeth that allow you to eat like normal, almost immediately. The implant will need a two to six months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step is taken.
3: Attaching the new crown and abutment:
The final step is the placement of the final tooth and abutment. The crown is cemented or screwed in place.
End result: You should expect the new tooth to feel, fit, and function just like a natural tooth. To clean a dental implant, do your usual dental hygiene to keep the tooth and gums around it clean and healthy.