What are single-tooth dental implants?

If you have experienced the loss of a tooth, you know that it impacts many areas of your oral health and confidence. With dental implants, patients can replace a single tooth in the smile to restore function and appearance. What is a single-tooth dental implant, and how can it be used? Let’s learn more with Dr. Payam P. Bostani of Burbank, California!

Single Tooth Implants

What is a single-tooth dental implant?

Dr. Bostani of Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental describes the single-tooth dental implant as a reliable and long-lasting way to replace a tooth that has been extracted or lost from the smile. Permanent adult teeth are intended to last a lifetime, but when problems arise, patients may need to consider their options for replacement. With the single-tooth dental implant, patients can restore their smiles’ function, appearance, and overall health in a way other options cannot. The single-tooth dental implant is a titanium post that acts as a tooth root. It is inserted during oral surgery into the bone of the jaw, allowing the process of osseointegration to occur. This is the growth of the natural bone around the implant, ensuring it is a stable foundation for placing a custom dental crown over the implant’s abutment.

Can a dental implant replace a single front tooth?

Absolutely! Dental implants can be placed anywhere within the smile to restore it after tooth extraction or loss, using the natural bone as a strong base. Patients will have a customized dental crown made that fits over the dental implant and looks just like their remaining teeth. Aesthetics is highly important to Dr. Bostani and his team, as no one wants dental restorations that LOOK like dental restorations!

How do I find out if I am a good fit for dental implants?

Whether you have lost a single tooth or all the teeth in the arch, dental implants may be able to help! Call (818) 918-5533 to request an appointment at our facility at 1601 West Burbank Boulevard. We invite new and current patients to ask about restorative dentistry solutions for themselves and their families with the Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental team.