At Winthrop Village Dental, we provide a comprehensive approach to single tooth replacement, dedicated to restoring your smile’s natural aesthetics and optimal function.
What Are Single Tooth Implants?
A single tooth implant is a dental restoration that replaces a single missing tooth. It involves the surgical placement of a titanium implant post into the jawbone, which serves as an artificial tooth root. After the implant integrates with the bone, an abutment is attached to connect the implant to a custom-made artificial tooth or crown.
Three Main Components of a Single Tooth Implant
Single tooth implant has become a go-to choice for many individuals seeking a permanent and natural-looking replacement for a missing tooth. At its core, a single tooth implant consists of three main components, each playing a crucial role in restoring your smile and dental function.
The first and perhaps most critical component of a single tooth implant is the implant post. This element serves as an artificial tooth root, anchoring the entire restoration securely in the jawbone.
Typically made from biocompatible titanium, the implant post is surgically placed into the jawbone during a minor oral surgery procedure. Titanium’s unique property allows it to fuse with the bone in a process called osseointegration, ensuring exceptional stability and durability. It’s this fusion with the bone that makes dental implants a long-lasting and reliable option for replacing missing teeth.
Once osseointegration has successfully occurred (usually over a few months), the next step is to attach the abutment to the implant post. The abutment is a small connector piece that extends above the gum line. Its primary role is to link the implant post with the replacement tooth or crown.
The precision with which the abutment is placed is essential, as it directly influences the final fit and appearance of the restoration. Abutments are often customised to match the unique characteristics of each patient’s smile, ensuring a seamless blend with the surrounding teeth.
The third and most visible component of the single tooth implant is the crown. This is the artificial tooth that is custom-designed to mimic the colour, shape, and size of your natural teeth.
The crown is securely attached to the abutment, completing the restoration. Once in place, it functions just like a natural tooth, allowing you to chew, speak, and smile with confidence.
The high-quality materials used in crown fabrication, such as porcelain or ceramic, not only provide excellent durability but also offer a lifelike appearance that seamlessly blends into your smile.
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At Winthrop Village Dental, our dedicated team of dental experts boasts extensive experience in single tooth replacement and a wide range of dental procedures. This expertise allows us to offer personalised solutions that cater to the individual needs of our patients. Additionally, we harness the latest in dental technology and employ advanced techniques to deliver precise and effective results.
How Long Do Single Tooth Implants Last?
Single tooth implants are designed to be a long-lasting tooth replacement solution, often lasting a lifetime when properly cared for. The key to their durability lies in the process of osseointegration, where the implant fuses with the jawbone, creating a stable and secure foundation. Additionally, high-quality materials like titanium for the implant and porcelain or ceramic for the crown contribute to their longevity.
Regular oral care, including diligent brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, is crucial to prevent issues like gum disease that could affect the implant’s health. Moreover, maintaining a healthy lifestyle by avoiding habits like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can further enhance the implant’s chances of lasting for many years, allowing patients to enjoy a functional and natural-looking replacement tooth.
What our patients say
“Love this practice. I visit Jake who is always very understanding of my nervousness about visiting any dentist. He talks me through each process and makes me feel at ease ensuring I am comfortable each time. This is my preferred Dentist, I won’t go anywhere else!”
“We have seen multiple dentists at this practice and we are always very pleased with the service from them. The team are kind and gentle, with good attention to detail. Even though my wife had a tricky case, the dentist explained the treatment very patiently and worked hard to help her fix her problem. I highly recommend coming here for your dental needs!”
“I booked in to have my wisdom teeth removed and was super happy with the whole process. I was very nervous to have it done but Dr Jake Mitra and all the staff were really great and made me feel very comfortable. Won't be going to any other dentists for now on!”
“Thanks again Jake for once more restoring my teeth to as new condition. The work you do in my case is close to magic and I am making the effort here to record same.Your continued search to keep up with the most modern of dental approaches has certainly been to my advantage and will be of benefit to all your patients.”
“I’ve been coming here for several years to see Dr Jake Mitra and the service and expertise is exceptional. Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Highly recommended!”
|ALL-ON-4 DENTAL IMPLANTS PERTH COST||MY IMPLANT DENTIST PRICE|
|All-on-4 with an acrylic titanium bridge (per jaw)||$19,000|
|All-on-4 with an initial temporary bridge and final Zirconia bridge (per jaw)||$25,000|