Single Tooth Implant An Overview
A single missing tooth can compromise the structure and health of your entire smile.
Even one missing tooth jeopardizes the health and stability of your bite. Replacing a single missing tooth can prevent a whole range of secondary dental health concerns from developing.
A single missing tooth increases your risk of:
- Shifting of teeth, crooked teeth
- Additional tooth loss
- Bone loss
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
Solutions: Replace A Missing Tooth
Dental implants are the “gold standard” in single tooth replacement. Designed to function and look like a natural human tooth, a single dental implant is the most effective way to replace a missing tooth.
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I needed to find a new dentist after a previous bad dental experience. A relative recommended Dr. Cavallo. I had a toothache and he took care of my problem painlessly. I knew then he would be my dentist of choice to handle the extensive dental work I required. I couldn’t…Steve
Because my front gums were receding, it inhibited my tendency to smile. I also had 4 upper crowns that were 35 years old and needed replacing. Dr. Cavallo made such a difference in my smile! I’m happy with the results and no longer hesitate to smile, even when the camera…Diane
I was having ongoing dental problems that needed serious attention. I went to Dr. Cavallo to have a complete examination and to see what my options were. The treatment resulted in teeth that look and feel just like my natural teeth. People are always complimenting me on them. I’m so…Terri
When I moved here, I asked a neighbor if she knew of a good dentist. She gave me two names. I choose Dr. Cavallo, and I haven’t been disappointed! The results of my treatment are wonderful!! I really like my new teeth. The staff was extremely nice and helpful.Reva
Single Tooth Implant What to Expect
A single implant is compromised of three essential pieces that mimic the natural ingenuity of a tooth. The full dental implant consists of a dental implant post, an abutment, and dental crown. Each piece works together to create a secure, permanent and comfortable replacement option that improves the look and health of the smile.
- The Dental Implant Post: The implant post is a small titanium screw-like structure that is surgically implanted into the jaw. The implant post acts as prosthetic root system helping to stabilize and stimulate natural bone growth. The implant is made of medical grade titanium that fuses with the jaw bone helping to prevent shifting of the teeth or additional bone or tooth loss from occurring. Once the implant is inserted into the root socket it is left to heal for approximately 3-6 months.
- The Abutment: A small metal abutment is then attached to the top of the implant post and protrudes from the gum line. The abutment is used as an anchor to hold a dental crown in place.
- The Dental Restoration: A dental crown will be custom designed to blend seamlessly with adjacent teeth. Dental crowns are designed using high quality modern dental materials that reflect light like natural teeth. The crown is color matched and shaped to enhance your natural smile.
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation
Looking for a dentist that offers full service dental implants in Chantilly VA, Woodbridge, VA, Stafford, VA, and Springfield, VA? Request an appointment online with Dr. Cavallo, DDS, MAGD today to learn how he can help you get the beautiful smile you deserve. We are currently accepting new patients!