Single Tooth Implant
South Ogden, Utah
Here at Skyline Implants & Periodontics, we offer single tooth implants for patients in need of tooth replacements.
Our periodontists can meet with you and discuss whether implants are the right option for you.
Dental implants are designed to be the optimal replacement for a missing tooth because the implant looks, feels and functions as a natural tooth.
Implant placement is a highly complex procedure. The final result is almost impossible to distinguish from a natural tooth. When you visit our practice in South Ogden, UT for dental implant work, you receive our highest level of care.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium post that serves as the root component of a prosthetic tooth. This implant is later attached to an abutment, or support structure, which links the post to your restoration.
For a single tooth replacement, your restoration will most likely be a ceramic crown.
Most ceramic crowns are made with porcelain or zirconia. Each of these materials can be sculpted to match the appearance and texture of natural enamel. Both materials also possess the same light reflective properties as natural enamel, making your crown virtually indistinguishable from your surrounding teeth.
Am I a Good Candidate for Single Tooth Implants?
During your initial consultation, will perform a thorough examination, and review your dental and medical histories.
We may also utilize diagnostic tools such as CT scanning to help us determine if implants are right for you. Once we determine that you are a suitable candidate, we can move forward with treatment planning.
Your treatment plan will address your specific needs and desires. Be sure to voice any concerns and ask questions. Your active participation is a necessary part of the design process.
What Happens During a Dental Implant Procedure?
The implant procedure is typically broken down into two minor surgeries: first the implant post is embedded into the jaw and fuses to the bone.
The second surgery involves the placing of the abutment. Afterwards there will be follow-up imaging, and eventually the process ends with a dental crown placement.
Single Tooth Implant Procedure - Part 1
During the first surgery, we will make a small incision in the gums to expose the underlying bone.
Next, we drill a tiny hole in the jaw, so we can deeply embed the implant post.
Once the implant is in place, we will suture the incision.
Over the next three months after implant placement, the implant post and your jawbone will slowly fuse to form a powerful bond. This process is known as osseointegration.
Osseointegration allows the implant to support the prosthetic tooth against the strongest forces of your bite. Your new implant will mimic the natural relationship between your jawbone and teeth roots.
Once osseointegration is complete, we can schedule your second surgery.
Single Tooth Implant Procedure - Part 2
During the second surgery, we will expose the top of the implant post and attach the abutment. In some cases, the abutment can be placed at the same time as the implant post, eliminating the need for a second procedure.
Once the post and abutment are secure, you will have a couple of post-op exams to check to see how you are healing after the treatment.
A three-month X-ray check from the date of implant placement will be set.
At the 3 month X-ray check for your implant, your doctor will make sure the implant has integrated into the bone and if you are ready, they will clear you to be sent to your general dentist to finalize crown placement.
Schedule An Appointment with Your South Ogden Periodontist Today!
Call us today at (385) 888-7414 and inquire about scheduling an appointment with one of our periodontists. We can discuss the best option for you and make a customized treatment plan.