Individual Dental Implants
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What is a Single Tooth Implant?
A dental implant can replace a missing natural tooth. The implant is made out of titanium or titanium alloys, and the crown (which is placed over the implant) is typically made from a variety of materials such as ceramics, porcelain, gold, silver, and metal alloys.
How are Single Tooth Implants Placed?
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line to replace the tooth's root. It is then topped with a crown after healing to provide the appearance of a natural, healthy tooth. If you're considering implants, you must have healthy gums and a jaw bone that is strong enough to secure and support the post.
Benefits of Individual Dental Implants
People may choose implants to replace a single tooth, more than one tooth, or to support a full set of dentures.
Single tooth implants are:
- Natural looking
- Placed quickly, in 1-2 hours
- Built to last, and with proper care, the titanium post can last a lifetime (crowns typically last 10-15 years)
- Comfortable, and may be less painful than getting multiple implants
If you're interested in individual implants, consult with your experienced provider at Lifetime Smiles Dental - Oak Park. Schedule an appointment by calling us at 708-383-0500.