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Single Tooth Replacement


Benefits of an all-ceramic crown on implant:
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


This procedure normally includes four visits. You should expect to be able to work the day after having the implant placed.




The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.


1: Before the procedure
The dentist makes a first examination and takes one or more x-rays of the area to prepare for the procedure.
2: Installing the implant
The implant is placed.  The implant will need a few months to integrate with the bone before the next step is taken.



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




  Tooth-supported fixed bridge
A traditional bridge involves shaping adjacent teeth to support the bridge. It is a stable solution with good esthetics and function. However, this alternative has one main disadvantage: continuous bone resorption in the area without a tooth.  This bridge may have to be replaced throughout your lifetime.
  Removable partial denture
This is a permanent alternative to a lost tooth.  A removable partial denture is made of plastic and metal or all plastic.  It is easily and quickly installed and relatively inexpensive.  
  Resin-bonded bridge
This alternative has some clear advantages: it is quickly installed, functions well and, since it is made of ceramic, it can provide a highly esthetic result. However, the teeth on either side of the missing tooth space must have good bone support and be free of decay.

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