Single Tooth Dental Implant
A dental implant can be used to replace a single missing tooth. Dr. Brent Moses offers complete placement of a dental implant in his Virginia Beach, VA area dentist office. Even one missing tooth can compromise your smile and more importantly your oral health. If a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth begin to shift, bone is lost in the jaw and these changes affect the bite which can lead to TMJ disorders. Also, there is an increased risk of halitosis and developing of gum disease.
The most permanent and natural solution for a missing tooth is a dental implant. The sooner you seek treatment for your missing tooth, the more effective and conservative the treatment will be. A dental implant is an investment in your health, confidence, and overall well-being.
Single Dental Implant Process
If a tooth extraction is needed, that will be performed first and then the dental implant will be surgically placed in the jawbone. The dental implant is a titanium post that replaces the missing root structure. Dr. Moses will be able to surgically place the dental implant in our Virginia Beach dentist office. In some cases, Dr. Moses may be able to immediately secure the dental crown to the implant. In other instances, a temporary crown will be placed while the implant heals and integrates with the bone which occurs over a 3-6 month period. The titanium post will fuse with the natural bone helping it to support the structure of the jaw and to provide a secure base for the attachment of a dental crown.
Once the dental implant is completely healed, you will return to our VA Beach dentist office where the abutment is attached to the implant. Dr. Moses will then secure a dental crown to the healed implant. The dental crown will be custom designed to aesthetically fit your smile.