Single Tooth Dental Implant in Boston

Losing a single tooth can lead to other dental issues if not replaced. Adjacent teeth can become loose as the empty tooth deteriorates, shifting out of alignment. You are also more susceptible to gum disease and infection. Fortunately, a missing tooth can now be permanently replaced by a single tooth implant.

What is a Single Tooth Dental Implant?

A single-tooth dental implant is a permanent dental restoration for a missing tooth. It involves surgically placing an artificial tooth root made of titanium into the jawbone and then attaching a crown to replace the visible portion of the missing tooth. This method ensures a durable, natural-looking replacement that functions like a natural tooth.

Are You a Candidate for Single Tooth Dental Implants?

Good candidates for single tooth dental implants have one missing tooth due to injury, decay, or other dental issues. They are in good health with healthy gums and enough jawbone to support the implant. If there is insufficient jawbone, bone grafts may be able to build up the area sufficiently to support implants.

Individuals with uncontrolled diabetes, blood clotting disorders, or certain autoimmune diseases may not be good candidates for a single tooth implant. However, a thorough evaluation by Dr. Esrawi is necessary to determine your candidacy for a single tooth dental implant in Boston.

Benefits of Single Tooth Dental Implants

Single-tooth dental implants offer numerous advantages over traditional tooth replacement options such as bridges or dentures. Some key benefits include:

  • Preservation of adjacent teeth: Unlike bridges, dental implants don’t require altering adjacent teeth for support, preserving their natural structure.
  • Longevity: Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime with proper care, making them a durable solution for tooth replacement.
  • Natural appearance and function: Implants closely mimic the look, feel, and function of natural teeth, providing a seamless and comfortable smile restoration.
  • Improved oral health: Dental implants help maintain jawbone density and prevent bone loss, promoting oral health and facial structure.

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The Dental Implant Procedure

The dental implant procedure typically involves several stages. At your initial consultation and assessment, Dr. Esrawi evaluates your oral health, takes X-rays and digital images, and discusses treatment options. If you qualify for implants, Dr. Esrawi will develop a custom treatment plan and schedule for implant placement surgery.

On the day of surgery, a local anesthetic will numb the area. You may also receive some form of sedation if you have dental anxiety. This will relax you so that you are not anxious during the surgery. Dr. Esrawi surgically places the titanium implant in the jawbone to replace the missing tooth’s root. It will take anywhere from three to six months for the implant to fuse with the surrounding bone. Once fully fused (osseointegrated), the implant is a stable foundation for an artificial tooth.

Finally, an abutment is attached to the implant to connect the prosthetic tooth. The custom-made crown is affixed to the abutment, restoring your smile and completing the restoration.

Single Tooth Dental Implant Aftercare

Proper aftercare is essential for the success of single tooth dental implants. Patients should:

  • Practice good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing.
  • Attend follow-up appointments as scheduled for monitoring and maintenance.
  • Avoid chewing on hard or sticky foods immediately after surgery to prevent damage to the implant site.
  • Quit smoking, as it can impair healing and increase the risk of implant failure.

Same Day Dental Implants

Sometimes, patients may be eligible for same-day dental implants, also known as immediate implants. This advanced technique allows placing the implant and temporary crown in a single visit, reducing overall treatment time and providing immediate restoration of the missing tooth.

Why Choose Us

When considering single-tooth dental implants in Boston, Dr. Esrawi is a leader in all aspects of single-implant surgery. He has placed hundreds of dental implants and is recognized by colleagues as a leader in his field. His state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest for precise diagnosis and treatment. He creates and executes a personalized surgical plan focused on your comfort using these diagnostic and surgical tools. Surgeries are minimally invasive, with very little pain during recovery and faster healing times. With our expertise and dedication to excellence, we strive to deliver superior outcomes and restore our patients’ smiles with confidence and functionality through single tooth dental implants in Boston.

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Don't wait any longer to start your journey towards a perfect smile. Schedule your appointment today!

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