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Single Tooth Implant
Roslyn Heights & Manhattan NY

A woman holding a dental implant model in her hand with other hand pointing to the single tooth implant done by Dr. Edward I. Jutkowitz at Edward I. Jutkowitz, D.M.D., P.C. - Periodontics and ImplantologyLosing a single tooth, especially one that is out of view when you smile, might not seem like a big deal. After all, no one can see it. However, losing a single tooth does more than just cause aesthetic issues. Your entire life is impacted. can provide replacement of an individual tooth with a single tooth implant.

Effects of Tooth Loss

Losing a tooth has several significant effects on your life, even if the tooth cannot be seen when you smile.
•  Eating becomes more of a challenge. If you cannot properly chew your food, your body cannot properly digest what you eat. This leads to poor digestion and, eventually, malnutrition.
•  Your speech may suffer.
•  Your risk for developing cavities and tooth decay increases. Food is more likely to become stuck between your teeth, and this region can be difficult to clean thoroughly.
•  You are at an increased risk for tooth damage due to an uneven distribution of chewing forces.
•  Your teeth begin to shift out of alignment. This alters your bite, leading to crooked teeth, overcrowding, bruxism, and TMJ disorder. This occurs because your bone begins to lose bone mass, which leads to a change in its shape.

What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a modern solution for replacing a missing tooth. It is a unique treatment that consists of 3 components.
•  The post. The post is the actual implant itself. Typically made from titanium, the post is surgically placed into your jawbone. The bone fuses to the post, a process that stabilizes the post in your jaw and turns it into a replacement root.
•  The abutment. The abutment is the connector between the post and the crown that provides stability for your replacement tooth.
•  The crown. The crown is the actual replacement tooth. Made from ceramic, it looks and functions just like your real tooth and is secured to the post with a small screw.

Placing Your Single Tooth Implant

The process for placing a single tooth implant requires a surgical procedure. Before we begin, a local anesthetic is administered. Sedation may also be provided to help you feel more comfortable. Once the anesthetic and sedation take effect, we begin surgery with a small incision in your gums. Next, we drill a small hole into your jawbone and place the implant post inside. Your gums are then sutured closed, and a temporary tooth is set into place.

Healing from implant surgery can take several weeks. During this time, your bone gradually fuses to the post in a process called osseointegration. This process turns the post into the root that will support your crown. Several follow up visits will allow us to monitor your healing and ensure that there are no issues. Once you have fully healed, we remove the temporary tooth and place the abutment. We then take an impression of your mouth. This impression is used to design and create your final dental restoration, which is then secured into place with a small screw.

Benefits of a Single Tooth Implant

There are many benefits associated with a single tooth implant.
•  The replacement tooth looks exactly like a natural tooth. For teeth missing at the front of the mouth, this can help to perfectly restore the quality of your smile.
•  The crown feels and functions just like your real tooth. You can eat and speak normally.
•  Your oral health improves.
•  Your digestion and overall nutrition improve.
•  The post restores stimulation to your jawbone, which aids in stopping and preventing bone loss in your jaw. This keeps the bone strong and prevents your adjacent teeth from shifting out of place.

A single tooth implant restores all of the functions of your missing tooth, including the stimulation of your jawbone. This helps to stop bone loss in your jaw, keeping the bone strong and healthy. Call Edward I. Jutkowitz, D.M.D., P.C. - Periodontics and Implantology today at (516) 740-1848 for more information and to schedule your appointment.
Roslyn Heights
70 Glen Cove Rd, Roslyn Heights,
NY 11577
Phone: (516) 740-1848
Fax: 516-621-9409

133 East 58th St, Ste 803,
Manhattan, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 355-3944
Fax: 646-735-1843

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