Missing a front tooth can affect the way you live your daily life as well as our oral health. A single dental implant will be the most natural looking way to replace a missing front tooth. The dental implant and prosthetic dental crown will look as though it is growing from your natural gum line.
It is essential to replace a missing front tooth as soon after the loss as possible. Missing a front tooth can cause teeth to shift, become loose, and even may cause additional tooth loss. Missing front teeth make it difficult to eat and speak.Patients with missing teeth are more susceptible to gum disease, a progressive disease that can negatively impact oral and systemic health.
Patients with a missing front tooth can feel self-conscious of their smile and may feel too embarrassed to seek employment or meet new people. Replacing a single missing tooth with a dental implant can increase confidence and the patient’s quality of life.
Replace a Missing Front Tooth
Dr. Datta places the dental implant in the empty socket of the tooth root. The implant takes 3-6 months to heal fully. During this time the implant fuses with the bone creating a stable bond. Once the implant is healed, Dr. Datta custom designs your dental crown to match your adjacent teeth for a natural aesthetic result. The crown is attached using an abutment and anchored into place.
Replacing a single front tooth with a dental implant is a permanent way to restore your smile. The dental implant can be cared for in the same way natural teeth are cleaned and maintained.
Same Day Dental Crown
In the event of a dental emergency, if a tooth is knocked out or lost, Dr. Datta may recommend a dental implant and same day dental crown. Using CEREC CAD/CAM technology, a dental crown can be designed and fabricated while you wait. If the patient’s bone is undamaged, an implant may be placed and fit with a dental crown in just one visit to our Sterling or Reston dentist office.
Bone Graft For Dental Implant
For patients who have had a missing front tooth for an extended period may require a bone graft to rebuild the bone tissue for a lasting result. Implants need substantial bone structure for support. Dr. Datta provides bone grafting and tissue regeneration procedures designed to stabilize the bone ridge for dental implant placement.
Complimentary Implant Consultation
Dr. Datta is a general dentist with advanced specialized training in implant dentistry. Dr. Datta provides full dental implant services under one roof. Our dental care team can handle all aspects of your implant treatment plan and offer complimentary implant consultations. If you are missing a front tooth, contact our Reston or Sterling dentist office to learn more about how implants can restore the health, function, and aesthetics to your smile.