Single Tooth Replacement

Smithfield Dental Implants- Single Tooth Replacement


Benefits of an all-ceramic crown on implant:

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

In this case, a one-piece implant will be utilized by your provider of Smithfield Restorative dentistry. This means that all components that are placed as a single unit, resulting in fully functioning teeth in a shorter time frame and with less pain.

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


This procedure normally includes four visits to your Smithfield 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. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.

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1: Before the procedure
Your Smithfield first completes an examination and takes one or more x-rays of the area to prepare for the 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 dental implant will need a few months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step.
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3: Attaching the new crown
The final step is the placement of the permanent ceramic tooth. The new tooth is installed for life. 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 and healthy.


 Smithfield Dental Associates Implant Bridge 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.
 Smithfield Dental Associates Partial Denture 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 few but do exist: adjacent teeth aren't affected. It is easily and quickly installed and relatively inexpensive. 
 Smithfield Dental Associates Resin Bonded Bridge 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 reinstalled.


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