If you’re considering dental implants in Naples, you may be wondering what to expect from the procedure. And you may also have questions about the basics of how dental implants work, and why you should get a dental implant from Dr. Landon Lowell at Suncoast Dental Center, rather than an alternative treatment like a dental bridge. Get all the answers you need in this blog.
Single-tooth dental implants are the most common type of dental implant. As the name suggests, they are used to replace one missing tooth. Single-tooth dental implants have two primary components. The first is the implant itself. This is a small, screw-shaped piece of titanium. This implant is surgically placed into your gums and jaw bone, and it permanently heals and attaches to your jaw bone.
This allows the implant to function as an artificial tooth root. That brings us to the second part of a single-tooth dental implant, which is a dental crown (false tooth). This crown attaches to the implant permanently, replacing your missing tooth. Dental crowns are made from porcelain ceramic materials that look, feel, and function just like a “real” tooth.
Both single-tooth dental implants and dental bridges can be used to replace one missing tooth. But, in general, a single-tooth dental implant is a better option, and here are a few reasons why:
Are you wondering what to expect from your implant placement procedure? Here’s a quick breakdown of what you can expect during surgery:
It’s also important to note that you’ll need to come back to our office for follow-ups as you heal. Dr. Lowell will check your recovery, and begin building your dental crown. All in all, it will take most patients around six months to get a single-tooth dental implant.
If you’re interested in replacing your missing teeth in Naples, Dr. Lowell and the team at Suncoast Dental Center are here to help. We’re always accepting new patients, so give us a call at (239) 566-2255 or contact us online to schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Lowell right away.