Restore Your Smile With Single Tooth Implants
Single dental implants cost less than you think. Our experienced dentist and staff will work with you to create a treatment plan that is best for your budget.
How Single Implants Can Help You
A single tooth missing may not appear to be a major problem, and it is a common oral health issue that many individuals ignore.
When you don’t replace the missing tooth, it may damage the surrounding bone and tissues. Moreover, the gap left by the tooth may cause healthy teeth to shift towards it, which can result in a poor bite.
At Piara Waters Dental, we offer affordable single implants and crowns to mimic the natural tooth. Implants are made of biocompatible materials such as titanium, which are implanted into the jawbone to integrate with the surrounding bone tissue. This will act as the support or the artificial root for the crown. Dental implants with crowns will help preserve your jawbone and restore your oral function.
If you’re looking for tooth replacement or single implants, Piara Waters Dental can help you achieve an amazing smile!
Preserve adjacent teeth
The essential benefit of a single tooth dental implant over other procedures is that it is implanted into the jawbone, avoiding the need for neighbouring teeth for support. A dental implant will not become loose due to the surgical insertion of the post into the jaw, while dentures are prone to loosening.
Natural appearance and function
A single tooth implant resembles and matches the colour of your natural teeth, which makes them appear natural. Since they are inserted into the jawbone, they function like real tooth roots.
It is easy to keep clean
Proper oral hygiene habits are a necessary and basic requirement to maintain your oral health. Single implants are simpler to clean; brush your teeth normally, especially around the tooth replacement, and floss daily. We also advise you to visit your dentist for regular professional cleaning and to monitor your implants.
It prevents bone loss
Since a single-tooth implant replaces both the tooth and the root, the bone around it is preserved. When you lose your tooth, the bone begins to deteriorate as a result of a lack of use. Single-tooth implants merge into your jawline, preserving your bone intact and functional, which benefits your overall oral health.
Minimise the risk of tooth decay or cavity
Since all of the materials used to make your implants are artificial, they are completely cavity-resistant. To prevent cavities and keep your gums healthy, brush your implants the same way you brush your other teeth.
Losing a tooth, especially in front, can affect how you see and carry yourself. Replacing a lost tooth with a dental implant is the closest you can get to having a natural tooth. It can make you less self conscious and more confident to speak or smile.
Why Choose Piara Waters Dental for Single Dental Implants
A single tooth implant is a great alternative for replacing your missing tooth, since it provides various advantages, including a tooth replacement that feels natural and mimics your natural teeth.
Our goal is to provide the best dental care possible. Our clinic has been treating patients who suffer from missing single or several teeth using dental implants.
Piara Waters Dental offers services for dental implants in Perth and nearby areas. Our team of dentists keeps up to date with the latest information about dental implants to ensure safe and efficient implant procedures.
One of the reasons single-tooth dental implants are so successful is the extensive assessment process. The dentist will review your medical history and carefully examine your gums to ensure that no significant oral health problems are developing.
FAQ’s About Single Tooth Implants
Most dental restorations require healthy gums and surrounding teeth to be in good condition. This ensures no further damage or complications happen when repairing the damaged tooth.
Candidates should have healthy gums and be old enough to make sure that their jawbone is mature. In addition, you should have enough bone to support and secure the implants.
Even if your jawbone has weakened, you may still be an ideal candidate for implants. In some cases, bone can be repaired as part of the implant process through dental grafting techniques.
Dental implant procedures are typically performed in two stages over the course of six to nine months. If bone grafting is required, the procedure can take up to a year or more to allow your bone and gums to heal. The procedure does not involve hospitalisation and can be performed in the dental office. If sedation is necessary, a referral to an oral surgeon may be needed.
Initial evaluation. The dentist will first perform a thorough evaluation to select the best dental implant technique for you based on the state of your jawbone. This initial assessment involves X-rays, impressions, and matching the colour of your teeth to ensure that your implant looks as natural as possible. You must inform your dentist about your health conditions or medical records to avoid complications.
Tooth extractions. If you still have a tooth that needs to be replaced, your dentist will remove it before proceeding with the implant surgery. This can be done on the same day as the implant placement.
Implant placement. The dentist will make an incision to gain access below your gum line. Before we begin the surgery, we will numb the area where the implant will be placed. During the initial stage of dental implant placement, the dentist will make an incision in the gum and drill a hole in the jawbone. They will then sew up the gums and insert a titanium post below the gum line in the jawbone.
Osseointegration. After the implant is placed in your jawbone, the jawbone grows around it. The implant then dissolves into the gum line. This process can take three to nine months, depending on the case.
Abutment placement. The dentist will then attach an abutment to your implant once it is stable enough. This device attaches the implant to the crown.
Tooth replacement. Your dentist will create your artificial tooth or crown after your gums have healed. You can have a removable one, such as a denture or permanent implant.
You also play an important role in the success of your single tooth implant including the restoration. You must be motivated to take care of the implant. Here’s how to give the best care at home:
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush at least twice a day.
- Make sure to use a low-abrasive toothpaste.
Brush underneath and around the implant crown.
- To clean hard-to-reach places, use a nylon coated interdental brush.
- You should floss daily with unwaxed tape or implant-specific floss.
- Oral irrigators should be used as recommended.
The surrounding teeth have a tendency to shift when a missing tooth leaves a gap because the tooth no longer aids in keeping everything in place. It is likely that teeth will eventually become crooked or new gaps will appear between them.
Another issue that may arise is super-eruptions. A tooth that is opposed to the missing tooth may begin to move from its position because it will no longer have the opposing tooth to resist it. Your tooth may be sensitive and have other issues when it has fully emerged.
If you’re looking for alternatives to single tooth implants, we recommend discussing your concerns and other options with your dentist. Any medical conditions or issues should be disclosed.The following are popular alternatives to single implants:
- Full dentures
- Partial dentures
- Dental bridges
- Mini implants
- Same-day dental implants