Single Tooth Replacement

Single Tooth Replacement Treatments

At Bruce M. Bieber, DDS, our goal is to provide patients with lasting, functional smiles. If you're missing a single tooth, contact our dentist in Bayside to learn if dental implants are the best choice for your smile. During your free implant consultation ($150 value), you'll meet with Dr. Bieber to explore your treatment options and discuss the process of single dental implant placement implant. Call our Bayside dentist today or schedule your consultation online here

Benefits of an All-Ceramic Crown for Tooth Replacement

When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

In this case, a so-called one-piece implant is used. This means that all components are installed as a single unit, resulting in immediately full functioning teeth, shorter treatment time and minimized pain.

  • Immediately functioning teeth
  • Excellent esthetic result
  • Life long, stable solution

The Course of Treatment for Installing the New Tooth Step-By-Step

Single tooth implant procedure normally includes four visits to the dentist. You should expect to be able to work the day after having the implant installed.

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Contact our Bayside Dental Office to speak to an implant dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.

 before tooth implant  installing tooth implant
1: Before the procedure
The dentist makes a first examination and takes one or more x-rays of the area to prepare for the tooth implant procedure.
2: Installing the implant
The implant is installed. At this time, a temporary tooth is provided that allows you eat and function like normal almost immediately.  The implant will need a few months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step is taken.

 attaching ceramic tooth for tooth implant  end result of ceramic single tooth implant
3: Attaching the new crown
The final step is the placement of the permanent ceramic tooth. The new tooth is inserted. No additional treatment is needed.  
4: End result
You should expect the new tooth to fit and function just like a natural tooth. Do your usual dental hygiene to keep the tooth and gum around it clean.

Alternatives to an All-Ceramic Crown on Implant

 Tooth-supported Fixed Bridges Tooth-supported fixed bridge
A traditional bridge involves grinding down adjacent teeth to support the bridge. It is a stable solution with good esthetics and function that is fairly easy to install. However, this alternative has two main disadvantages: continuous bone resorption in the edentulous area, and sacrificing healthy teeth on behalf of the bridge.
 Removable Partial Dentures Removable partial denture
This is not a permanent alternative to a lost tooth. It is unstable and loosely attached, which affects both function and comfort. A removable partial denture is made of plastic – a material that can't create the same esthetic result as a ceramic crown. The benefits are limited: adjacent teeth aren't affected. It is easily and quickly installed and relatively inexpensive. 
 Resin-Bonded Bridges Resin-bonded bridge
This alternative has some clear advantages: it is quickly installed, functions well and, since it is made of ceramic, it gives a high esthetic result. Moreover, natural healthy teeth aren't affected. But it is not very permanent. The resin-bonded bridge will eventually come off – probably after just a couple of years – and will then have to be rebonded.