In our comfortable Knoxville, TN dentist office, Dr. Robert Cain offers patients experienced care and a variety of customized tooth replacement options. Single tooth implants can be a valuable option for patients who need to replace a missing tooth. Whether replacing a missing tooth is due to trauma or tooth decay, single tooth implants can provide a long lasting, stable foundation for lifelong dental health.
During the dental implant process, a tiny titanium post is placed into a small hole in the jawbone. Once the implant fuses with the jawbone, a custom dental crown is securely attached. Unlike dental bridges, single tooth implants help preserve the health of your adjacent teeth.
In order for a single tooth implant to yield functional, long lasting results, Dr. Cain will need to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. A good candidate must have a strong bone structure that can properly support their new dental implant.
If not, Dr. Cain may suggest a procedure called bone grafting. However, during a pre-procedure consultation, we will thoroughly evaluate your dental health and discuss the best option to restore your smile.
The Single Tooth Implant Procedure
Planning your dental implant process takes time because it is important to thoroughly check your bone structure to ensure it is stable enough to support an implant and to strategically plan the placement of the post. Once a comprehensive examination of your gums, teeth, and jaw is completed, Dr. Cain will develop a custom treatment plan based on your specific health needs and your cosmetic goals.
As an experienced periodontist, Dr. Cain specializes in implant dentistry. With the use of Dental CT scan technology, Dr. Cain will begin with selecting a healthy root socket to place the titanium dental implant in. Once implanted, the dental implant will need to heal for about 3-6 months.
Once healed, a customized dental crown will be securely and permanently attached to the dental implant. Dr. Cain will color match your new dental crown to match your existing teeth to give it a natural look. With proper care, implant secured dental crowns can last years and give you great results.
After The Procedure
Regular preventative care visits are necessary to maintain optimal oral health. Brushing and flossing on a regular basis will help keep your new dental implant intact. Your new dental implant will look and feel just like your natural tooth, allowing you to enjoy the foods you like to eat and to speak with clarity and confidence.
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Schedule A Dental Exam Today
If you have missing teeth and are looking for an experienced dentist to help restore your natural smile, come visit our Knoxville, TN dentist office. We offer a number of tooth replacement options and will create a plan of treatment specifically catered to you. Contact us by calling (865) 280-1173 or request an appointment online.