• Dr. Johnson Ozgur

Single Tooth Implants: The Best Solution for Replacing a Missing Tooth?

Tooth loss can undermine smile aesthetics and function on so many levels. But all is not lost. You only need a single-tooth implant to replace a missing tooth and restore your charming smile.


What is a single-tooth implant?

A single-tooth implant is a custom-made artificial tooth with a titanium post and a crown. This dental implant is used to replace a missing tooth. During implantation, your Toronto dentist fuses the screw-like titanium post into the jawbone to replace the roots of a missing tooth. They’ll attach a crown to the titanium post to act as your replacement tooth. The best dental implants in Toronto come with porcelain crowns that mimic the properties of your natural teeth.

Here is everything you need to know about single-tooth implants:


Can you get a single tooth implant?

Yes, you can! Your Toronto dentist can use a single dental implant to replace one missing tooth. Single-tooth implants are placed into your jaw soon after tooth extraction to avoid bone loss. After the implantation, you’ll wait 2-6 months for osseointegration to take place. During this period, the dental implant and the bone should bond and attain structural stability. Then, a crown is attached to the implant to replace your missing tooth. Unlike a tooth-supported fixed bridge, this replacement tooth is stand-alone prosthodontics. It replaces missing teeth and restores function and aesthetics without sacrificing the health of adjacent teeth. You can still get an implant-supported crown or single-tooth implant years after losing your tooth. But you may need other procedures before implant placement. When someone loses a tooth, teeth shifting and bone loss can occur over time. Your dentist can recommend bone grafting to address bone loss and strengthen your jawbone for implantation.

Do gums grow around implants?

During osseointegration, your gums can around your dental implant. It is part of the body’s natural healing process and enhances structural and functional integrity. Gum tissue heals within 1-2 weeks and regenerates throughout the 4-6 months waiting period. Your dentist will place a healing cap to ensure the gum tissue does not grow over the dental implant. Then, they’ll close the implant site.


Can a single tooth implant be done in one day?

Yes, you can! Innovative dental clinics like Toronto Smile Design offer same-day dental implants to replace one or multiple teeth. This dental procedure uses cutting-edge approaches to eliminate the need to wait for osseointegration to occur. It will give you a brand-new replacement tooth in one day. You visit your Toronto dentist’s office for a consultation and examinations to determine whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants. Then, you’ll go for your dental implant surgery and leave a few hours later with the perfect smile. Your dentist will schedule one more follow-up visit to check your gums, jawbone, and overall healing process. Remember, same-day tooth implants still need several months to heal.

How much does a tooth implant cost of a single tooth?

The cost of dental implants in Canada varies depending on the material used and implant site. On average, a single tooth implant in Toronto costs around $1800-$2500. This price tag includes the implant material fee, but it doesn't cover the prosthodontics part of the treatment. Replacing teeth in hard-to-reach implant site like the farthest end of your upper jaw is complicated and cost more. Dental implants cost more than other replacement teeth options globally, not just in Canada. Luckily, some dental insurance policies can cover a portion of your single-tooth implant costs.


Can you get a temporary tooth while waiting for an implant?

Yes, you can. If you’re getting a front tooth implant, your Toronto dentist will place a temporary tooth on the implant site. You can use a dental flipper to cover the gap and protect your gums. This temporary prosthodontics can enhance aesthetics but not functionality. Don’t wear dental flippers indefinitely. Visit your dentist to get an implant as soon as your gums heal and achieve structural stability. If you’re getting a back tooth implant, you may not need a temporary tooth.

Do tooth implants hurt?

No, they don’t. However, some patients can experience mild discomfort and pain after getting a tooth implant. It is normal to feel discomfort around the implant site in the first 24-48 hours after the dental implant procedure. But people with low tolerance levels and may experience pain for more than five days. You may also feel mild discomfort for one day. After your single-tooth implant surgery, adhere to your dentist’s aftercare instructions to manage pain or discomfort and hasten the recovery process.

Why dental implants are bad?

No, THEY ARE NOT! Dental implants are safer than other tooth replacement options. These artificial teeth can restore function, enhance your smile, and improve your quality of life. Unlike partial or complete dentures, dental implants are fused to the jawbone. So, you don’t have to worry about embarrassing slippages. A single dental implant is safer than removable partial dentures because they don’t create spaces that encourage plaque buildup. They don’t interfere with existing natural teeth, which can help improve overall oral health. You can also rely on dental implants to replace missing teeth and boost your self-esteem. After filling that gap, you will regain your confidence and smile more often. On average, dental implant procedures have a success rate of around 98%. But dental implant surgeries are complex. If your dentist is unqualified, the risk of complications like infections, gum disease, and tissue damage increases.

To avoid unnecessary risks, get your dental implant from a qualified dentist like Dr.Johnson.

Why Toronto Smile Design - Yorkville Dental for Single Tooth Implants?

Dr. Johnson Ozgur is a Toronto Dentist with a Master's Degree in Oral Surgery. He is experienced in dental implants, dental crowns, porcelain veneers, root canals, teeth whitening, and more. You can rely on Toronto Smile Design - Yorkville Dental to replace a missing tooth with a single-tooth implant and restore your beautiful smile. Contact us today!