Single Tooth Implant

Single Tooth Implants in Morristown, NJ

Our practice offers dental implants, an innovative way to restore function and aesthetics to your smile. Our dental team can answer any of your questions and determine if you are a candidate for a single tooth implant. So give our office a call today to schedule an appointment.

About Single Dental Implants

A single tooth implant is a dental procedure where one dental implant, or titanium post, is securely fastened to your jawbone. The artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to the implant. Single tooth implants are a permanent way to replace missing teeth and help preserve the surrounding teeth’s health.

Benefits of Single Tooth Implant Replacement

Dental implants offer many advantages over traditional methods, such as a bridge or partial denture:

  • It does not rely on adjacent teeth for support, so it places no extra stress on multiple teeth.
  • It helps preserve the jawbone’s health by stimulating blood flow and preventing bone loss.
  • It provides a more natural appearance and function than other tooth replacement options.
  • Anchoring the new tooth in the bone gives the dental crown a stable root, preventing the implant and other natural teeth from shifting in your mouth.
  • It is a permanent solution for tooth loss.

Candidates for Single Tooth Dental Implants

Candidates for single-tooth dental implants must have healthy gums free of periodontal disease and gum disease. You also need to have enough underlying bone to support the implant. It also requires you to maintain good oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. People who smoke or drink heavily are not good candidates for single tooth implants, as these habits can lead to the implant not healing properly.

Possible Complications of Implant Dentistry

As with any surgery, dental implant surgery has some possible complications that can occur. The most common complication is an infection at the implant site. Your dentist can usually treat this with antibiotics, but rare cases may require removing the implant. Another potential complication is known as peri-implantitis, which is an inflammation of the tissue around the implant. If left untreated, this can lead to bone loss and implant failure.

Although it is less common, there is a small risk of nerve damage, which can result in numbness or tingling in the lips, gums, or chin. In most cases, this is only a temporary condition that will resolve independently. However, you should contact your dentist if you experience prolonged or severe symptoms. 

Dental implants are a safe and effective way to replace missing teeth, and complications are rare. With proper care and maintenance, they can last a lifetime.


Success Rates for Replacing a Missing Tooth

Dental implants are increasingly popular and offer a success rate of 98 percent. You can rest assured that your implant placement is carefully planned to give you the best chance for success, and our dentists are experienced with the surgery. 

Contact us today!

The Dental Group of Morristown is here to help if you are considering a single tooth implant. We proudly offer quality dental care for patients in Morristown, NJ. Our team will work with you to ensure you have the best experience possible. Contact us today at 973-993-8303 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you replace your missing tooth.