Single Tooth Replacement
Single Tooth Replacement In Alexandria, VA
Single Tooth Missing?
Benefits of an all-ceramic crown on implant:
When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a
ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
In this case, a so-called one-piece implant is This means that all components are installed as a single unit,
resulting in immediately full functioning teeth, shorter treatment time and minimized pain.
- Immediately functioning teeth
- Excellent esthetic result
- Life long, stable solution
This procedure normally includes several visits with your Oral Surgeon. You should expect to be able to work the day after
having the implant installed.
Single Implant - Anterior
Single Implant - Posterior
Single Implant with Bone Grafting
COURSE OF TREATMENT
INSTALLING THE NEW TOOTH – STEP-BY-STEP
Straumann Implant System- Video
The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your surgeon to find out what the best
solution is for you, given your specific condition.
1: Before the procedure
The surgeon makes a first examination and takes one or more x-rays of the area to prepare for the
2: Installing the implant
The implant is installed. The implant will need a few months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step is
3: Attaching the new crown
The final step is the placement of the permanent ceramic tooth. The new tooth is installed for life. No
additional treatment is needed.
4: End result
You should expect the new tooth to fit and function just like a natural tooth. Do your usual dental
hygiene to keep the tooth and gum around it clean and
ALTERNATIVES TO AN ALL-CERAMIC CROWN ON IMPLANT
Tooth-supported fixed bridge
A traditional bridge involves grinding down adjacent teeth to support the bridge. It is a stable solution with good
esthetics and function that is fairly easy to install. However, this alternative has two main disadvantages: continuous
bone resorbtion in the edentulous area, and sacrificing healthy teeth on behalf of the bridge.
Removable partial denture
This is not a permanent alternative to a lost tooth. It is unstable and loosely attached, which affects both
function and comfort. A removable partial denture is made of plastic – a material that can't create the same esthetic
result as a ceramic crown. The benefits are few but do exist: adjacent teeth aren't affected. It is easily and
quickly installed and relatively inexpensive.
This alternative has some clear advantages: it is quickly installed, functions well and, since it is made
of ceramic, it gives a high esthetic result. Moreover, natural healthy teeth aren't affected. But it is not very
permanent. The resin-bonded bridge will eventually come off – probably after just a couple of years – and will then have
to be reinstalled.