Single Tooth Implant
St. George, UT
The closest thing to having natural teeth are single-tooth implants to replace one lost tooth. Multiple tooth implants can work for many missing or badly damaged teeth. They offer a long-lasting and everlasting alternative to tooth loss and have a fully natural appearance and feel.
At Precision Dental Specialties, Dr. Scott E. Bulloch and Dr. Brandon Bulloch can offer high-quality implants to improve your overall oral health.
Implants Are Bonded to the Jaw
A titanium screw is installed into the jawbone of the lower or upper jaw; this is called a single-tooth implant. The bone establishes a solid, reliable attachment with the implant as it heals. After that, we will apply a crown that has been precisely molded to match the surrounding teeth.
They Are Better for Comfort and Health
Dental implants can restore confidence in your smile and assist you in overcoming certain eating difficulties you might have been experiencing. Compared to other dental treatments, implants also assist in maintaining the health of the gums and jawbone.
What is the Recovery Period for Single-Tooth Implants?
Installing surgical implants in the bottom jaw takes less time than placing a permanent crown. Due to the bottom jaw having denser bones, the implant's outer part may fuse with the bone more quickly (a process known as osseointegration). In contrast to a back tooth on the upper jaw, which would need at least 16 weeks, lower implant repairs may be finished in fewer than 10 weeks after the surgical implant placement.
What to Do Before the Operation?
The dentist will offer you pre-operative directions after you and the oral surgeon or dentist have discussed the options, the amount of time needed (which depends on an array of factors such as the number of teeth that need to be embedded, whether tooth extraction is necessary, and the general dental health), and assigned an appointment for the implant treatment.
Suppose you intend to get IV sedation or take an oral sedative. In that case, instructions will involve securing a ride to and from your appointment, washing the mouth using an antibacterial mouth rinse, and receiving a dose of antibiotics.
If you're choosing any type of sedation, don't have food after midnight the night before the operation, unless instructed otherwise..
What Happens During the Procedure?
Typically, dental implant treatments are completed in two phases throughout six to nine months of treatment. If bone grafting was required, the procedure might take more time. The procedure may be completed at the dentist's office without needing hospitalization.
The oral surgeon may perform the treatment under anesthesia if that is acceptable. An incision will be performed on the gums after the mouth has been anesthetized to reveal the underlying bones in the region where the implants will be positioned.
A special drill is used by the oral surgeon or dentist to make room for the implants to be placed. After that, the implant is pushed into the opening. The dentist can add an extra component to the implant's top once inserted to serve as a protective barrier. The gums are sewn back over the implant, which can then integrate with the bone for a few months.
Call us now at 435-522-5629 to book your appointment for dental implants.