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Single Tooth Implant

Single Tooth Implants by Board Certified Prosthodontist Steven Rhodes, DDS

Las Vegas

Steve Rhodes is board certified on a national level and offers exceptional service and procedures that you just can't find at a general dentist's office! Below is an overview of single tooth implant options we offer at our office in Las Vegas. Have additional questions? Contact us today.

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, we typically use a one-piece implant. 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 aesthetic result
  • Life long, stable solution

Single Tooth Implant Treatment:
This procedure normally includes four visits to our office. You should expect to be able to work the day after having the implant installed.


COURSE OF TREATMENT

INSTALLING THE NEW TOOTH – STEP-BY-STEP

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available at our local Las Vegas clinic.

Please contact Steven Rhodes, DDS directly to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition. We also offer multiple teeth implants and full arch implants.

  Las Vegas single tooth implant   Las Vegas single tooth implant

1: Before the procedure
A 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 installed. At this time, a temporary tooth is provided that allows you eat and function like normal almost immediately.  The implant will need a few months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step of the implant process is taken.

  Las Vegas single tooth implant   Las Vegas single tooth implant

3: Attaching the new crown
The final step is the placement of the permanent ceramic tooth. The new tooth is installed for life and 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 practices to keep the tooth and gum around the tooth clean and healthy. 


 
ALTERNATIVES TO AN ALL-CERAMIC CROWN ON IMPLANT

  Las Vegas Prosthodontics - tooth supported fixed bridge Tooth-supported fixed bridge
A traditional bridge involves grinding down adjacent teeth to support the bridge. It is a stable solution with good aesthetics and function that is fairly easy to install. However, this alternative has two main disadvantages: continuous bone re-absorption in the edentulous area, and sacrificing healthy teeth on behalf of the bridge.
  Las Vegas Prosthodontics - removable 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 aesthetic 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 cheap. 
  Las Vegas Prosthodontist - 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 aesthetic 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 re-installed.

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