A single-tooth implant is an option if you have a knocked-out, removed, or severely damaged tooth that needs extraction. The permanent dental solution offered at Precision Dental in Astoria & Bayside, Queens, functions identically to a natural tooth and can help restore the look and health of your smile while preventing decay and jawbone deterioration going forward. Well-versed in the newest and most advanced dental implant techniques and procedures, oral surgeon Dr. Alexander Bokser offers single-tooth implant treatment at the most competitive price in NY.

What Is a Single Tooth Implant?

A single dental implant is a self-supporting replacement tooth composed of a small post that is surgically inserted into your jawbone and quickly bonds with the bone surrounding it. The implant is strong enough to hold an implant crown once it has been bonded in place. When looking at photographs of people who have a single dental implant, it is difficult to tell which tooth has been replaced since the implant crown is covered by gum tissue, much like a natural tooth.

Why Choose a Single Tooth Implant?

Single Tooth ImplantWith a single dental implant, there is no need to grind down or change the shape of surrounding teeth. At the same time, the implant helps to distribute the load created when you bite and chew food, and it keeps the surrounding teeth from shifting out of place and becoming unstable.

When you lose a natural tooth, your dentist will extract the whole tooth, including the root, which usually extends deep into your jawbone. A healthy tooth root serves an important role. It keeps the jawbone surrounding it in place by providing stimulation that signals your body to replace old bone cells in the jawbone as they eventually die off due to bone remodeling. When the tooth root is removed, old bone cells are no longer replaced because they die due to a lack of stimulation.

If you choose an implant, the implant body or post will stimulate the bone surrounding it to guarantee bone cells are replaced, protecting and restoring the strength of your jawbone.

What Are the Alternatives to a Single Tooth Implant?

Besides single-tooth implants, there are two main choices to replace a single missing tooth, such as:

Who Can Have a Single Dental Implant?

The truth is that most people can have dental implants successfully. They are best suited for people with reasonable overall and dental health and those who do not have any existing dental issues like gum disease. Your Astoria dentists will assess your mouth to ensure you are suitable for implant surgery and that your jawbone is strong enough to support the dental implant.

What Is the Procedure for a Single Tooth Implant?

Although dental implants are a sophisticated treatment, having a single implant is very straightforward.

There are multiple stages involved with your tooth implant replacement process, including:

How Long Does It Take To Recover After a Single Implant?

Rarely will the healing time for a single dental implant be less than four months, and it may potentially go more than six months. If the tooth’s degeneration has reached the jawbone, it will even last longer than that. In such cases, the tooth implant frequently requires more care and, as a result, takes longer to heal.

If you have any questions about single-tooth implants or would like to schedule an appointment with a board-certified periodontist or expert dental implant specialist, please feel free to contact or visit our Queens, NY, dental implants center.

This page was modified on by Dr. Alexander Bokser, DDS (Dentist) of Precision Dental NYC

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Dr. Alexander Bokser is a dentist in Astoria, NY and Bayside, NY. He received his degree from New York University College of Dentistry, licensed by the New York State Board of Regents and the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners.

He is currently teaching dentistry at Albert Einstein School of Medicine. Dr. Bokser has received numerous awards in dentistry and community service. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and North Queens Dental Study Club.
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