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Single Tooth Implants

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Single Tooth Implants in Spotsylvania, VA

At Smile Lake Anna, we offer single-tooth implants in Spotsylvania, VA, to help you regain a healthy and beautiful smile. Single-tooth implants are a common treatment used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are strong, durable, and look and function just like a natural tooth.

To find out more about dental implant surgery and create a treatment plan that works for you, schedule a consultation at Smile Lake Anna today.

What Are Single Tooth Implants?

A single-tooth dental implant is a dental prosthetic that replaces just one tooth without sacrificing the health of neighboring teeth. It’s made up of three parts: a titanium post that serves as an artificial tooth root, an abutment, which is a connector, and a porcelain crown, which is the part of the tooth that is visible when you smile.

Who is a Good Candidate for Single Implants?

If you are missing just one or a few teeth or you have a few teeth that are badly decayed and need to be replaced, you may be a good candidate for single-tooth replacements.

Before undergoing treatment, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must have sufficient bone mass to support the implant.
  • You must have healthy gums around the area where the implant will be placed.

Our dentist will do a consultation to determine if you are suitable for this tooth replacement option. Once we’ve determined that you’re a good candidate for the surgical procedure, we will create a treatment plan to meet your needs.

Benefits of Single-Tooth Dental Implants

Single implants are a great way to restore your dental health, and they offer many benefits:

It will help keep your adjacent teeth in place.

By keeping your jaw bone healthy, it will preserve your facial structure.

You'll have a beautiful and functional smile once again!

The titanium post will keep your jaw bone stable and prevent bone loss.

A dental implant looks just like a real tooth, so it will blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.

Single Dental Implant Procedure

This restorative procedure involves placing a metal post into the jawbone and then attaching a replacement tooth to the post.


If you need any prep work done before your dental implant placement, we’ll do this first. This may include periodontal treatment, a bone graft, a gum graft, or tooth extraction.

Step 1: Place The Implant Post

First, the oral surgeon will place the titanium implant post into the jawbone. Oral surgery is typically done under local anesthesia, so you won't feel any pain. The post will need to heal for several weeks before you can move forward with placing the dental crown. This gives the implant ample time to fuse with the jawbone. During this time you may need a temporary crown.

Step 2: Place The Crown

Once you've had sufficient healing time, the oral surgeon will place your dental crown using an attachment piece called an abutment. Then, your dental implant surgery is complete! The entire process usually occurs over a period of a few months.

The Recovery Process

Our dentist will give you specific instructions for the recovery process after your surgical implant placement. You may need to take some pain medication for a few days while you recovery, but thanks to advanced technology, you should not experience much pain after your surgery.

You’ll take it easy while your mouth heals, and then you’ll be back to eating all your favorite foods once again!

Interested in Single Tooth Implants? Contact us Today!

Dr. Clark is a highly experienced implant specialist and specializes in creating beautiful smiles. Connect with one of our friendly staff members today to find out more about single tooth implants in Spotsylvania!