Single Dental Implants

One Implant, Infinite Possibilities

From Gaps to Grins
Smiling single dental implant patient in Denver

Losing a single tooth can have a profound impact on your self-confidence, appearance, and dental health. When a tooth is missing, especially in a prominent area of your smile, you may feel self-conscious and avoid smiling in photos. The absence of a tooth can cause neighboring and opposing teeth to shift, resulting in a chain reaction of issues. This shifting puts excessive pressure on the remaining teeth, leading to potential damage, wear, and discomfort. It also compromises the overall balance of your bite, straining the jaw joint and potentially causing problems like arthritis, muscle strain, and headaches. Thankfully, there is a highly effective solution to replace a single missing tooth: dental implants. A dental implant serves as a sturdy prosthetic that closely replicates the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth. 

At Almeida & Bell Dental, led by our impressive implant dentists, Drs. Adam Almeida and Paul Bell have extensive experience in placing single, multiple, and full-mouth dental implants. This expertise ensures consistently successful outcomes for our patients and by maintaining good oral hygiene practices and attending regular maintenance visits, your single dental implant can last a lifetime!

Versatile, Lasting Solutions for Missing Teeth

Dental implants provide a long-lasting solution for individuals missing either a single tooth or multiple teeth in a specific area. When it comes to replacing a single tooth, a dental implant offers a comprehensive restoration that closely resembles the natural structure. It involves a surgical procedure where an implant post is securely placed into the jawbone, serving as a root for the artificial tooth. This post is then connected to a durable abutment that attaches to a lifelike crown, which replaces the visible chewing portion of the tooth. 

In cases where multiple teeth are missing in the same area, an implant-supported bridge can effectively recreate the strength, stability, function, and natural appearance of a complete smile. This approach typically requires just two dental implant posts. Unlike traditional dental bridges that rely on crowns placed on adjacent healthy teeth, implant-supported bridges preserve the integrity of the remaining teeth. By bypassing the need for crown placement on neighboring teeth, dental implants contribute to the protection and stability of the existing teeth while fully restoring the functionality and aesthetic appeal of the smile. Whether you have a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth in a specific area, dental implants offer a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution. They closely replicate the natural tooth structure, providing strength and stability, and restoring the overall health of your smile.

The Art and Science of Crafting Your Complete Smile

Your path to restoring a complete, functional, and healthy smile starts with a conversation. Our implant dentists, Drs. Almeida and Bell will discuss your concerns and your smile goals and build a detailed digital replica of your full dental anatomy and evaluate the bone volume available for your implant post. Based on these scans, we’ll determine the most suitable approach to replace your missing teeth and provide a thorough discussion of your treatment options.

Utilizing this information, we’ll perform your implant surgery and place your implant post with precision.  Following the procedure, most patients experience minimal discomfort during the healing phase as the implant posts integrate with the jawbone. Dental implants simulate natural teeth by transferring chewing forces to the jawbone, which helps stimulate the bone tissue and prevent bone loss over time. This not only protects the long-term health of your jawbone and jaw joint but also helps prevent bone loss and recession around the neighboring teeth.

The healing period typically takes a few months and is crucial for providing strength and durability to dental implants. Once your single dental implant or implant-supported bridge has fully healed, you’ll return to our office to have your final restoration placed. Our implant dentists will craft your implant crown using the finest materials, ensuring a natural appearance that seamlessly blends with the rest of your smile. With dental implants, you can enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions, as they provide the same strength and functionality as natural teeth. In fact, you may even forget that you have a dental implant due to its remarkable performance!

Complete Your Missing Smile!

Schedule your appointment with our team today.