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Replace a single tooth

Reasons you might be a good dental implant candidate

  1. You are medically healthy.

  2. You are a non-smoker.

  3. You have a healthy mouth and are free from periodontal disease.

  4. You are willing to commit to the maintenance dental implants require.

  5. You are fully grown (18 years old for girls, 21 for boys)

  6. You have adequate bone for implant placement. (Most bone deficient areas can be treated with bone grafting procedures).

  7. You have adequate space for dental implant placement

 

What is a dental implant?

 

Dental implants are the most ideal tooth replacement treatment that dentistry has to offer. Single tooth dental implants are placed between teeth and when restored, function as an individual tooth. This makes flossing them and maintaining them significantly easier than a bridge. Unlike a denture they are fixed so you don’t have to worry about them being lost or displaced. When appropriately cared for, they may even last the rest of your life.

What To Expect

​Reasons why our patients chose dental implants: 

 

  • Restoration of a smile

  • Space replacement without modifying adjacent teeth

  • Improved speech and function

  • Get back to a regular diet

  • Protection of remaining teeth from overworking to compensate for the missing tooth

  • A tooth replacement that looks and feels like a natural tooth

 Timeline for Single-Tooth Implants:

  • Removal of tooth and placement of bone graft to aid in healing

  • Healing of 8-12 weeks to allow for proper bone formation and strength.

  • Placement of the dental implant (“screw” portion) into the prepared site

  • Healing period of 8-12 weeks for bone to fuse to the implant surface.

  • Restore the implant with a crown (This step will be completed by your dentist).

  • Follow up with Dr. Dempsey 6 months after implant restoration to ensure proper implant health

What Our Patients Say

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Jordan Stanek

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Dr. Dempsey is by far THE BEST! He is caring, thorough, and professional, and he is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure that his patients are 100% satisfied with his service. I can’t recommend him enough! .”
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