Replace a single missing tooth
If you have a missing tooth, Dr. Alger can work with your dentist to replace it.
What are single dental implants?
A single tooth implant is a free standing device and does not involve treatment to the surrounding teeth. Once the implant is placed, an abutment (or post) is attached to provide the final support for a dental crown.
Typically the implant is placed by Dr. Alger and the crown is placed by your dentist. Dr. Alger and your dentist will work as a team to restore your smile.
What are the benefits of single tooth implants?
There are several advantages to replacing a missing tooth with a single dental implant. These benefits include:
- Provide a strong and durable foundation for natural-looking replacement teeth
- Prevention of additional bone loss caused by missing teeth
- Preserves the condition of healthy adjacent teeth by eliminating the need to use surrounding teeth for support
- Stimulate bone tissue and gums, which ensure an attractive and esthetic result
Following implant placement, a patient will be advised in proper care for their dental implant. Routine dental visits, brushing and flossing are crucial habits to develop to ensure the long-term success of a single tooth implant.