Single Tooth Replacement
Replace a single tooth comfortably and conveniently with a dental implant Brisbane
Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant is often the best thing for your oral health. At Excellence in Dentistry in Brisbane we will always address a missing tooth with a holistic approach. Our skilled dentists at our Wickham Terrace practice will spend time explaining the procedure and assessing your teeth.
The connection between the mouth and the body
Dr Sally Farhandi and Dr. Bill Kellner-Read believe that the health of the body is intrinsically connected to your oral health. Single tooth loss can be related to a variety of factors, including:
- Facial trauma
- Gum disease
- Dietary habits
- Sever tooth decay
We will spend time assessing your oral health to identify the cause of your tooth loss before proceeding to the treatment. This assessment can help to ensure that your tooth loss is confined to just the one tooth.
Receiving a single tooth replacement
Replacing a single missing tooth starts with placing a dental implant. This procedure involves surgically placing a biocompatible titanium screw into your jawbone. Once your jawbone has healed around the implant a prosthetic tooth will be placed.
It can take up to six months for your jaw to heal around the dental implant. The time it will take for your jaw to heal can depend on a number of factors, such as:
- Your oral health
- Your overall health
- Your body’s natural ability to heal
- The placement of the implant
Fixing a dental crown to your implant
Once your implant has healed our dental team will place a porcelain crown. This crown will act and look as the surrounding teeth do. This crown can restore the appearance of your smile, in addition to the function of your bite.
Why you should replace a missing tooth
Replacing a missing tooth does more for you than restore the appearance of your smile. When you lose a tooth, the teeth on either side of the gap can start to migrate towards the gap. This can lead to a number of problems, including:
- Reduced chewing and speech ability
- The displacement of the surrounding teeth
- A unbalanced biting pressure
- Lack of stimulation to the jawbone
In addition to these concerns, tooth loss can also make you feel self-conscious about smiling. A dental implant with an implant supported crown can help to prevent these concerns and restore your smile.
Replacing your missing tooth at Excellence in Dentistry
Our Brisbane dentists are highly experienced in the dental implant procedure. We will strive to make you feel comfortable throughout the dental implant process at our Wickham Terrace dental practice.