Single-Tooth Dental Implants in Raleigh NC

Are you missing a single tooth, but would like to maintain the function and esthetics of your smile? Brier Creek Implants & Periodontics offers single-tooth dental implants for Raleigh-area patients. Typically, a single tooth can be replaced with an implant post, abutment, and crown. Read on to learn more about this procedure.

How Do Implants Compare to Dentures and Bridges?

If you recently lost a tooth, you are most likely researching tooth replacement options. Currently, the three most popular options to replace a single missing tooth include dental implant-support crowns, fixed dental bridges, and partial dentures (flippers). Of course, you could always choose to do nothing (we will explain why this is a bad idea later). Let’s discuss the pros and cons of each treatment option.

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What is the Dental Implant Process?

If you and your periodontist agree that a dental implant is the best way to restore your missing tooth, a surgery date will be set. During the surgery, a titanium implant post will be inserted into your jaw bone. The periodontist may also place a regenerative material around the implant post to encourage new bone growth.

Depending on your individual treatment plan, the implant may be placed and covered (“buried”) to allow the implant to stabilize with the new bone material, or — if an immediate function implant is used — a provisional crown may be placed while your final crown is being fabricated. Sometimes, it can take up to six months for an implant to become stable enough for a functional crown to be placed.

Since each case is different, so too will your treatment plan likely differ from the case examples you read about online. Following your consultation, our staff will provide you with an individualized treatment plan and aftercare instructions. 

Ready to Complete Your Smile?

Don’t let a missing tooth cramp your smile. Call Brier Creek Implants & Periodontics to schedule a consultation on dental implants, today!