Single Vs. Multi Tooth Dental Implants
Single Tooth Dental Implant Treatment
When a patient loses a tooth due to decay, trauma, periodontal disease, or a bad root canal, there are several options that allow you to replace that tooth and restore proper appearance and function. With advanced training in dental implant surgery, Dr. Sammy Noumbissi offers patients single tooth dental implants in Silver Springs. With a sole focus on dental implants, we treat patients throughout Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia.
A single-tooth zirconia implant consists of 3 parts:
- The implant “screw” that replaces the root of the tooth itself
- The implant post/implant abutment that supports the new tooth/crown.
- The Crown of the tooth is either screwed on or cemented on the post or zirconia implant itself.
Can I have a dental implant?
The placement of a single tooth implant is preceded by a careful radiographic review to establish if there is enough bone to support an implant. CBCTs are dental cat scans that Dr. Sammy Noumbissi uses to determine the quality or quantity of supporting bone. In addition, we can use the CBCT to design guides for “guided implant surgery,” where we plan the exact placement of the new implant root. With advanced training in dental implant surgery, Dr. Sammy Noumbissi treats patients from throughout Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia.
Multi-Tooth Dental Implants Treatment
For patients who have lost multiple teeth, zirconia implants can be attached to a dental bridge or denture. A dental bridge replaces a single tooth or a few teeth in a row. An implant-supported dental bridge can replace three or four teeth with as little as two zirconia implants – and no crowns are used to anchor the appliance.
A partial denture snaps onto the dental implants, replacing multiple teeth. In contrast, a full denture replaces all the teeth on the lower and upper arch. Both partial and full dentures can be fixed or removable. A full denture needs as few as four to six implants for optimal stability. In addition, because they are attached to implants, the dentures will be completely stable, never slipping or wobbling out of place.
Multi-Tooth Dental Implant Surgery Expectation
The multi-tooth dental implants placement procedure, for the most part, is the same as placing a single dental implant. First, our implant surgeon, Dr. Sammy Noumbissi makes an incision in the gum tissue and inserts a ceramic implant post into the jawbone. Our implant surgeon repeats this multiple times, depending on the number and position of missing teeth.
Next, once all the ceramic dental implant posts are in place, protective caps are placed over the implantation areas to protect the locations around the posts. These protective caps also maintain the shape of the soft tissue until the new implant fuses with the jawbone and the restorations attached. Over several months, the ceramic implants fuse with the jawbone and gums, mimicking the lost tooth roots.
Schedule A Dental Implant Consultation
Contact our dental implant surgeon (301) 709-3020 for a consultation to see if implants could benefit your smile. With a sole focus on dental implants, we treats patients with dental implants from Silver Spring, Burtonsville, Columbia, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Upper Marlboro, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, and throughout Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia.