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Single Tooth Implant
Finding a safe and effective way to replace one missing tooth can be difficult. A dental implant and a crown, however, can replace one lost natural tooth without damaging any surrounding teeth. This procedure can be performed to replace both the lost tooth and its root without a negative impact. Having a board certified periodontist is critical for dental implants. Click here to learn more about selecting the right specialist for your needs.
South Jersey Single Tooth Implant Dentist
As a Voorhees single tooth implant board certified periodontist, Dr. Alan Meltzer is passionate about ensuring his patients receive safe and high-quality service. He and his team work with patients to ensure they understand the treatment and are comfortable with the entire process.
Dr. Meltzer has more than 30 years of experience as a board-certified periodontist and has performed more than 1,000 procedures. He also has been internationally recognized for his work, including his innovative techniques and surgical skill.
Call (856) 772-9444 to schedule an appointment with Advanced Oral Specialty Group. Dr. Meltzer and his staff are located in Voorhees Township, South Jersey with patients who come from cities throughout the Unites States, Canada and abroad.
Process of Implanting One Tooth
When a single tooth is replaced, the process begins by inserting the implant into the patient's jaw. The medical grade titanium piece, which resembles a screw, serves as the base of the implant. During the next two to six months, the piece begins bonding to the jaw to serve as an anchor for the artificial tooth.
Once the initial healing period is complete, an extension will be added. This will be the foundation on which the replacement tooth will sit. There will be another healing period following this procedure, allowing the gums to recover. The final stage of the process is adding the actual crown, or artificial tooth.
At Advanced Oral Specialty Group, it is standard implant treatment that you return to the office to receive detailed homecare instructions to ensure you learn how to protect your investment. This service is done with no additional cost. Your dental health is important, and Dr. Meltzer and his staff want you to be educated about your implants.
Advantages of Single Tooth Implants
Dental implants provide several advantages over other procedures. In addition to looking and feeling like a natural tooth, a dental implant can be a safe way to restore a single tooth without compromising the health of neighboring teeth.
The other common treatment for the loss of a single tooth, a tooth-supported fixed bridge, requires adjacent teeth to be ground down to support the cemented bridge, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. This is not required when implanting an artificial tooth.
Dental implants replace the root of the tooth, as well, which is beneficial for bone care. With a bridge, some of the bone that previously surrounded the tooth can deteriorate. Dental implants integrate with the jawbone, which helps to keep the bone healthy and intact.
Aesthetically, dental implants can look more natural than a bridge and can be easier to keep white and clean. Gums can recede around a bridge and leave a visible defect when the metal base or collar of the bridge becomes exposed.
Single Tooth Board Certified Implant Periodontist in New Jersey
If you are interested in a single tooth dental implant in South Jersey as a tooth replacement option, call Advanced Oral Specialty Group at (856) 772-9444 or send us an email to request an appointment with Dr. Alan Meltzer. The talented staff at Advanced Oral Specialty Group in Voorhees Township, New Jersey will work with you to understand your unique situation and assist you throughout the process.
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