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Single Tooth Dental Implant

At Altura Periodontics of Denver, we see every day how  dental implants can transform our patients’ mouths — and their lives. As a permanent solution to missing teeth, dental implants are some of the most innovative solutions in dentistry today

Dental implants are a standalone tooth replacement option, and do not utilize existing teeth. An implanted-supported crown is far superior to a traditional tooth-supported dental bridge:

  • PreserveAdjacent  healthy teeth and jawbone
  • Dental implants looks, feels and functions like your natural tooth
  • Dental implants are designed to remain aesthetically pleasing for a lifetime
  • Cleaning is easier and more hygienic
  • Implants do not decay so you will never need a root canal

Check out the below examples of a single tooth replacement, using an implant. Since the bone support was adequate in both height and width, only minimal access was needed in the gum to access the bone. Patients essentially experience no discomfort when minimal access is required in implant placement. In this example, a healing cap was placed to keep the gum from covering over the implant. This approach negates the necessity of a secondary surgical procedure to expose the implant.

  • Single missing tooth to be replaced with implant supported crown

    Single missing tooth to be replaced with implant supported crown

  • Small punch is made in gum, revealing adequate bone width for implant

    Small punch is made in gum, revealing adequate bone width for implant

  • Drill at crest of bone, preparing to drill a hole that will receive the implant

    Drill at crest of bone, preparing to drill a hole that will receive the implant

  • Hole prepared in bone. Notice markings on drill to determine depth of hole.

    Hole prepared in bone. Notice markings on drill to determine depth of hole.

  • Implant with carrier resting<br /> on plastic handle and ready for insertion

    Implant with carrier resting
    on plastic handle and ready for insertion

  • Implant/carrier being placed into<br /> the prepared hole

    Implant/carrier being placed into
    the prepared hole

  • Implant and carrier in place

    Implant and carrier in place

  • Carrier removed, and implant seated flush with crest of bone

    Carrier removed, and implant seated flush with crest of bone

  • Healing cap screwed into implant,<br /> to keep gum from closing over implant during healing

    Healing cap screwed into implant,
    to keep gum from closing over implant during healing

  • Side view of healing cap

    Side view of healing cap

To learn more about how a dental implant can renew your smile with tooth implants, please contact our Denver office today.