Single Tooth Implants

Complete Tooth ReplacementSingle Tooth Implants

Are you missing one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth? If you wish to restore teeth individually, consider single tooth implants. No other solution will so thoroughly replace your missing tooth like a dental implant, which restores both your roots and your visible crown.

What Is a Single Tooth Implant?

A single tooth implant replaces one complete tooth, from your roots to your crown. You may choose to replace one tooth, two teeth, several teeth, or all of your teeth through this method. Your implant experience will begin with a consultation with Dr. Lathrop. He will use advanced imaging, such as 3D X-rays, for effective case planning. Once he creates a personalized care plan, you will schedule a second visit.

When you return for the procedure, Dr. Lathrop will place the post, which includes the surgical implantation of a titanium post into your jawbone. You will recover over the course of three to four months before returning for your restoration. A restoration is an artificial tooth that replaces the visible portion of your tooth. At Lathrop Dental Center, we offer beautiful, color-customized porcelain crowns, for a gorgeous, natural-looking smile.

What Are the Benefits of a Single Tooth Implant?

You may downplay the significance of a gap in your smile – particularly if you are only missing one tooth. Whether you are missing one tooth or many, selecting a single tooth implant offers a host of benefits. We encourage you to consider the following advantages of this procedure:

  • Single tooth implants restore the stimulation to your jawbone once presented by your roots – this signals your jawbone to remain healthy in support of your smile, thereby preventing deterioration
  • A single missing tooth can have a significant negative impact on your self-esteem – replacing even a single tooth can quickly restore your confidence
  • Replacing one or more teeth can improve your ability to speak clearly, which will make you feel more comfortable in social situations
  • You will enjoy an improved ability to chew and eat comfortably
  • Filling your open space will prevent trapped debris, making it easier to care for your smile
  • Replacing a missing tooth prevents surrounding teeth from shifting into the gap, protecting the alignment of your teeth

Am I A Good Candidate?

Unlike implant-supported dental bridges and dentures that often rely on strategically placed implants to support the entire device, single tooth replacements require a dental implant in each empty space. If you wish to replace each complete tooth individually for the greatest stability, and you have healthy gums and adequate jawbone tissue, you may make an excellent candidate.

  • Schedule a Visit with Your Katy, TX, Dentist

    At Lathrop Dental Center, Dr. Lathrop provides patients with exceptional dental implant solutions. By providing a variety of restorations and customized care plans, he ensures all patients receive personalized care. To achieve your complete, beautiful smile, call us at 832-437-3849 to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, and surrounding communities.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!