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Woodland Hills - Dental Implants

Single-Tooth Dental Implants

"I Was Sick Of Wearing Dentures, Dental Implants Allow Me To Taste My Food Again!"
Dr. John M. Chaves, DDS, and team

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At John M. Chaves, DDS, our Woodland Hills dental team is here to help every patient achieve the smile they’re dreaming of. With single-tooth dental implants, we can replace a missing tooth and ensure your smile is healthy and beautiful again.

Dr. Chaves specializes in state-of-the-art dental implant restorations, as well as advanced cosmetic services, elite beautification procedures, and general dentistry practices for the entire family. If you’re ready to get started, contact our dental practice today at 818-491-7294 for an appointment

What Is a Single-Tooth Dental Implant?

A single-tooth dental implant consists of a metal post being surgically inserted into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth. The post acts as a tooth root and provides a stable, long-term solution to tooth loss.

A single-tooth implant consists of three parts:

  1. The Implant: A small, screw-like post made of titanium, a biocompatible metal that fuses with the jawbone.
  2. The Abutment: A connector piece that attaches to the implant and protrudes above the gumline.
  3. The Dental Crown: The artificial tooth that is custom-made to match the size, shape, and color of your surrounding teeth.
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Benefits Of Single-Tooth Implants

Single-tooth implants offer several benefits over other tooth replacements, such as dentures and dental bridges. Benefits include:

  • Natural-looking appearance: Single-tooth implants are designed to look and feel just like natural teeth. The custom-made crown seamlessly blends in with your surrounding teeth, creating a natural-looking smile that can boost your confidence.
  • Improved chewing and speech: With a single tooth implant, you can chew and speak more effectively, improving your overall quality of life and avoiding social embarrassment.
  • Preservation of adjacent teeth: Unlike traditional bridges or dentures, dental implants don’t require the reduction of healthy adjacent teeth, which helps maintain the integrity of your remaining teeth.
  • Long-lasting and durable: Single-tooth implants are made from titanium, a very strong and durable material. With proper care, they can last a lifetime, making them a cost-effective investment in your oral health.
  • Improved oral health: Traditional bridges require grinding down healthy teeth on either side of the gap to support the bridge. Over time, this can weaken the teeth and make them more susceptible to decay. Single-tooth implants are self-supporting and don’t require altering any of your surrounding teeth, preserving your oral health.
  • Convenience and comfort: Single-tooth implants are comfortable and convenient, eliminating the need for messy adhesives and uncomfortable dentures.
  • Improved overall health: Missing teeth can cause a variety of health issues, including jawbone deterioration and an increased risk of gum disease. They can help prevent these issues and improve your overall health.

The Single-Tooth Implant Procedure

The dental implant procedure typically requires two or three appointments over several months. During the first appointment, our Woodland Hills dentist will assess your oral health and plan the placement of the implant. During the second appointment, the implant gets placed in the jawbone, and a temporary crown will be placed over the implant. Once the jawbone and the implant fuse, the final porcelain crown will be attached, and you’ll have a brand-new, beautiful smile.

To get started, contact our dentist in Los Angeles today by calling 818-491-7294.

Candidates for Single-Tooth Implants

Ideal candidates for single-tooth implants include:

  • Patients with a single missing tooth or several missing teeth in different locations
  • Patients with good oral hygiene and a commitment to maintaining it
  • Patients with sufficient jawbone density to support the implant
  • Patients without any medical conditions that may affect the healing process

 

For those suffering from sufficient density, there are supplemental procedures available to prepare your mouth for dental implants. Procedures such as a bone graft or sinus lift may be recommended.

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Other Dental Implant Treatments

For those with multiple missing teeth, dental implants can still be a great option. With various dental implant treatments available, our dentist will work with you to determine what works best. From implant-supported dentures to an implant-supported bridge, you can say goodbye to a gapped smile and hello to a full, beautiful smile.

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How Much Do Single Tooth Dental Implants Cost?

The cost of a single-tooth dental implant can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure, the location of the dental clinic, and the materials used. On average, single dental implants cost between $1,000 and $3,000.

In most cases, insurance will cover a portion of the dental implant cost. Many dental practices also offer financing options to ensure you get the care you need regardless of expenses.

Frequently Asked Questions

The length of time for receiving a single-tooth implant can vary, but it typically takes three to six months from start to finish. Each patient’s case will differ, but your dentist will provide you with a detailed timeline for implant placement.

Yes, single-tooth implants can be used for front teeth in the upper jaw. They provide patients with a natural-looking tooth replacement that can last them a lifetime.

Yes, single-tooth dental implants will feel and function like your natural teeth. They’re made to match the color and shape of your surrounding teeth and are securely anchored in your jawbone, allowing for normal biting and chewing abilities.

A single dental implant usually causes less discomfort than a surgical operation involving multiple implants. Patients usually experience minor discomfort and swelling for a few days after their surgical implant placement. Any pain around the implant site can be managed through cold compresses and over-the-counter medications.

Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Chaves!

If you’re considering a single-tooth dental implant surgery, consult with a licensed dental professional to determine if you’re a candidate. At our Woodland Hills dental office, our implant dentist offers single-tooth dental implants. We’ll be happy to meet with you to discuss your smile goals and see if we can help you achieve them.

With over 30 years of experience in implant dentistry, Dr. Chaves will ensure that your smile looks beautiful. Call today at 818-491-7294.

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