Single Tooth Implants

Savannah Dental

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Savannah, GA

Are you missing just a single tooth, and you’d like to replace it? If so, consider single tooth implants with Savannah Dental, located in Savannah, Georgia. Single tooth implants are an elegant, permanent solution for missing teeth that doesn’t damage surrounding teeth. Single tooth implants are strong and aesthetically pleasing. To learn more, reach out to Savannah Dental online or over the phone today.

Single Tooth Implants Q & A

What are single tooth implants?

Single tooth implants are dental implants that allow you to permanently replace single teeth. 

Savannah Dental is privileged to offer patients single tooth implantation services with Robert Walinchus DMD, DICOI, a world-renowned implantologist and dental educator. Dr. Walinchus is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

What is the single tooth implantation process like?

To place a single tooth implant, Dr. Walinchus begins by making a small incision in your gum line. Then, he places a single titanium post into your jawbone where he made the incision. The titanium post acts as a new permanent tooth root. 

During this part of the procedure, you may request sedation dentistry. To serve all your needs, Savannah Dental offers the on-site services of an experienced anesthesiologist. 

After Dr. Walinchus places the titanium post, he takes digital impressions of your teeth and sends them off to a laboratory. There, the lab manufactures an artificial tooth called a crown, or possibly an implant-supported bridge, to go over the dental implant when it’s ready.

Before he completes your restoration, Dr. Walinchus waits for your dental implant to fuse with the natural bone around it. Typically, this takes anywhere from two to six months. 

Once your implant has healed, Dr. Walinchus brings you back in to finish your single tooth implant restoration. During this step, he attaches your new crown or bridge to your dental implant.

What are the advantages of single tooth implants?

Single tooth implants offer countless advantages, especially compared to more traditional tooth replacement options. Such advantages include:

Aesthetics

Single tooth implants are attractive tooth replacements that look and function just like a natural tooth.

Better surrounding teeth health

Another advantage of single tooth implants is the fact that they don’t sacrifice the health of your neighboring teeth. In contrast, tooth replacements like tooth-supported fixed bridges only work when your dentist grinds down adjacent teeth and cements the artificial tooth to them. 

Bone preservation

Dental implants keep your jawbone healthier by preventing it from deteriorating around the site of your former tooth. Unlike regular bridges, they also prevent your gums from receding.

Ease of maintenance

Single tooth implants are also much easier to keep clean than other single tooth replacement options. This means that your teeth and gums are likely to stay healthier for longer.

If you’re missing a tooth, consider learning more about single tooth implants with Dr. Walinchus and the team at Savannah Dental. To schedule a consultation, reach out to the practice online or over the phone today.