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.
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 gumline. 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? SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT 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!