Single Tooth Implants Long Beach CA

Single-Tooth Implants

Single Tooth Implants Long Beach, CA

Our experienced cosmetic dentists at Dentist of Long Beach use single tooth implants as a permanent tooth replacement solution. If you are missing a tooth, a single tooth implant can help restore the strength and appearance of your smile.

How Do Single Tooth Implants Work?

Single tooth implants consist of three parts. A post, typically made of titanium, is inserted into the jawbone. When this has healed, an abutment is attached to the post, and the dental prosthesis, or dental crown, is attached.

What Are Single Tooth Implants Made Of?

Typically, the implant post and abutment are constructed of strong titanium, which is biocompatible. However, the dental crown may be made of a variety of materials, including porcelain, porcelain combined with metal, or gold.

Single Tooth Implants Long Beach CA
Single Tooth Implants in Long Beach CA

How Will a Single Tooth Implant Help Me?

Single tooth implants from Dentist of Long Beach provide patients with the following benefits:

  • An aesthetically pleasing option for missing teeth
  • A durable solution that will last for years
  • Helps balance your bite and maintain the strength and density of the jawbone
  • Stops remaining teeth from shifting and prevents TMJ

Is It Necessary That I Replace My Missing Tooth?

Yes, it is necessary to replace missing teeth. Dentist of Long Beach and the American Dental Association recommend replacing them because when gaps are left in the mouth, the remaining teeth may shift. In turn, this throws off your natural bite and creates strain on other teeth, your jaw, and various muscles, ligaments, and tendons located in the face, head, and neck. If missing teeth are not replaced, the following may occur:

  • Frequent headaches and migraines
  • Sensitivity, pain, and other uncomfortable sensations in the teeth
  • Teeth can begin to break, chip, or fracture
  • TMJ can develop from strain on the jaw joints

Can I Treat My Single Tooth Implant Like a Natural Tooth?

Yes! You can resume life as normal after your implant heals. For example, it is recommended that you brush a minimum of twice per day and floss once per day. In regard to brushing, electric toothbrushes are usually preferred.

Oral hygiene is just as important for implants as it is for your teeth and gums. Regular and thorough oral hygienic practices help prevent you from getting periodontal disease, which can cause peri-implantitis. Symptoms of peri-implantitis include tenderness, swelling, and loss of bone and tissue around the dental implant.

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How Much Are Single Tooth Dental Implants in Long Beach, CA?

The cost of single tooth implants from Dentist of Long Beach depends on your unique needs and if you have dental insurance. We are committed to providing our dental patients with affordable services, so give us a call today to learn about our easy payment and financing plans!

Transform Your Smile Today With A Dental Implant!

To schedule your dental implants consultation appointment at Dentist of Long Beach today, simply call (562) 373-0026!

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