What Is A Single Tooth Dental Implant?

If you are missing one or more teeth, a dental implant may be used to restore your smile. Dental implants are the top-rated tooth replacement options amongst its counterparts. Dental implants offer natural-looking, long-lasting solution for missing teeth

At Congressional Dental Care in Rockville, MD, Dr. Ali Sarkarzadeh, and Dr. Sina Farzin offer a full range of tooth replacement options, including single tooth dental implants. Dr. Sarkarzadeh and Dr. Farzin work with you to determine if dental implants are right for you. Dental implants may not apply to all patients, so your dentist will recommend the most appropriate solution for your dentistry needs.

The Anatomy of A Dental Implant

  • The Implant- The implant post is a small titanium screw that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. Over time, the implant post will fuse with the jawbone. Dental implants promote bone regeneration and provide a stable foundation for a final prosthesis. The post mimics the natural tooth root.
  • The Abutment- On average the post takes about 3-6 months to fully fuse with the jawbone. Once the post is healed, an abutment is attached. The abutment is the connector between the final dental restoration and the dental implant post.
  • Restoration- Once the dental implant has healed, the final restoration is attached. Depending on the location and the number of missing teeth, we may attach a dental crown, bridge or denture. For single tooth dental implants, a dental crown is attached to the post and abutment. New age restorations can be custom designed to look and function like your natural teeth.

Schedule An Appointment

Replacing missing teeth can not only enhance the appearance of your smile, but it can also improve your oral health. Dental implants are a natural looking solution for patients missing one or more teeth. If you would like to determine if dental implants are right for you, you can schedule a visit to Congressional Dental Care. To schedule an appointment, call (301) 276-4694 or request an appointment online.