Single-ToothDental Implantsin Wylie, TX

Restore Your Beautiful Smile with a Single Dental Implant

Whether due to trauma, decay, or other factors, losing a tooth can significantly impact your oral health and self-confidence. Single-tooth dental implants offer a permanent solution that mimics the appearance and function of natural teeth, restoring your smile and oral function.

To learn more about your dental implant options, contact our Wylie dentist by calling (214) 702-0446 today to schedule an appointment.

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What Is a Single-Tooth Dental Implant?

A single-tooth dental implant is a titanium post surgically placed into the jawbone to act as a replacement root for a missing tooth. Once the implant integrates with the bone, an abutment (a small connector piece) is attached to the implant. This abutment is the base for the replacement tooth, which is usually a dental crown (a custom-made, tooth-shaped cap). The dental crown will match the color and shape of the surrounding teeth and be cemented or screwed onto the abutment.

With proper care and regular dental visits, single-tooth dental implants can last a lifetime and provide a natural-looking solution for missing teeth. Compared to other tooth replacement options, single dental implants offer improved oral health and long-term stability and are a popular choice for patients with one missing tooth.

Benefits Of Single-Tooth Implants

Single-tooth implants offer several benefits over other tooth replacements, such as dentures and dental bridges. Benefits include:

  • Natural-looking appearance: Single implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth, restoring your smile and confidence.
  • Improved chewing and speech: With a single tooth implant, you can chew and speak more effectively, improving your overall quality of life and avoiding social embarrassment.
  • Preservation of adjacent teeth: Unlike traditional dental bridges or dentures, dental implants don’t require the reduction of healthy adjacent teeth, which helps maintain the integrity of your remaining teeth.
  • Long-lasting and durable: With proper care, your dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a great investment for your oral health.
  • Improved oral health: Dental implants help preserve the jawbone and prevent further bone loss, which can occur after losing a tooth. They also make it easier to maintain good dental health, reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Convenience and comfort: Single-tooth implants are comfortable and convenient, eliminating the need for messy adhesives and uncomfortable dentures.
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Single-Tooth Implant Procedure

The dental implant procedure typically requires two or three appointments over several months. During the first appointment, our Wylie dentist will assess your oral health and plan the placement of the implant. During the second appointment, the implant gets placed in the jawbone, and a temporary crown will be placed over the implant. Once the jawbone and the implant fuse, the final porcelain crown will be attached, and you’ll have a brand-new, beautiful smile.

Candidates for Single-Tooth Implants

Ideal candidates for single-tooth implants include:

  • Patients with a single missing tooth or several missing teeth in different locations
  • Patients with good oral hygiene and a commitment to maintaining it
  • Patients with sufficient jawbone density to support the implant
  • Patients without any medical conditions that may affect the healing process

For those suffering from sufficient density, there are supplemental procedures available to prepare your mouth for dental implants. Procedures such as a bone graft or sinus lift may be recommended.

What Is the Cost of a Single Tooth Dental Implant?

The cost of a single-tooth dental implant can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure, the location of the dental clinic, and the materials used. On average, single dental implants cost between $3,000 and $5,000.

In most cases, dental insurance will cover a portion of the dental implant cost. Some practices also offer financing options to ensure you get the care you need regardless of expenses.

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Schedule Your Consultation at Trusted Dental Care!

Are you ready for a replacement tooth so you can achieve a complete, beautiful smile? Contact Trusted Dental Care today to discuss dental implants or other tooth replacement methods. Call us at (214) 702-0446 to schedule your consultation.