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Treatment Process for

Single tooth implant

How are dental implants used to replace a single tooth?

implant-crown

If you’re missing one tooth, a single tooth implant (a.k.a. dental implant) can be inserted to take the place of your natural tooth root. You’ll then need an artificial tooth – a crown – to be attached on top via an abutment. 

If you need to replace just one tooth, an implant may be a more effective alternative to traditional bridge work. A standard bridge requires cutting down adjacent teeth to support it. The supporting teeth become more susceptible to caries, and may eventually be lost too.

A dental implant not only preserves bone and gum tissues but also avoids cutting down neighboring teeth, allowing their longer and healthier life span.

Replacedent Treatment Process

STEP 1

Get a diagnostic scan

Your dentist will take thousands of images of your teeth in just minutes along with an impression for a precise digital planning

diagnostic scan

STEP 2

Customised 3D design

Your 3D treatment plan will be designed and reviewed by a digital treatment planner with your dentist. Then your ReplaceDent 3D template will be printed and send directly to your dentist

STEP 3

Minimally invasive implant surgery

Your dentist will perform an atraumatic keyhole implant surgery by using the 3D template. A dental implant will be placed and attach to your new teeth.

In many cases, we can do this on the same day of surgery as the technology allows us to digitally design and produce your teeth in advance of surgery. 

STEP 4

Brand-new smiles

After you complete the process of restoration, you will have a beautiful and permanent tooth replacement

How can technological advances benefit my implant placement?

Guided surgery provides the dentist with a custom, pre-planned digital 3D surgical template which guides the doctor during implant placement surgery to the desired drilling angle and depth.

Having everything digitally-planned ahead of surgery makes it possible to produce a provisional restoration which lets you leave the doctor’s office with a full smile immediately after implant placement. This saves you time in the dentist’s office and makes the procedure more accurate, safe, and convenient.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants replace missing roots, and can support dental restorations that look and feel just like your own. You will be able to eat and drink whatever you like without the inconveniences of removable dentures, partials or missing teeth.


On the other hand, in cases where no implant is placed, bone resorption may lead to ill-fitting dentures which don’t provide a comfortable or effective solution for the patient.

Are tooth implants right for me?

Chances are, if you have lost a tooth or teeth, tooth implants will be a great solution for you. However, for a very small percentage of individuals, they may not be appropriate. For instance, if you have inadequate bone tissue, cancer or diabetes, implants may not be the best solution. As always, it is best to discuss this with your dentist.

More than one tooth missing?

Click the option that best describes your teeth to find out the treatment process

Implant-supported bridge
Implant-supported denture

Results

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Am I a candidate?

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