Single Tooth Implant

Single Tooth Implant Replacement in Metuchen, NJ

Dental implants are a popular and effective treatment way to replace missing teeth. They are designed to provide a strong and stable foundation for dental prosthetics, such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. Unlike other tooth replacement solutions, dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone, providing a long-term solution that will last a long time with proper care. Single tooth implants are typically used to replace a single natural tooth and may be supported by adjacent natural teeth.

If you want to learn more about your dental implant options, call our office today to schedule a consultation.


What is a single tooth implant?

An implant is a titanium post surgically placed in the jawbone to serve as the new tooth root for a missing tooth. A single tooth implant is used to support a single dental crown. The implant is placed in the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the bone, a process known as osseointegration. Once the implant fuses with your jawbone, it acts as a new root for the dental crown, providing secure and stable support.

Single tooth implants are an option for replacing a missing tooth and can provide many benefits. These benefits can include:

  • Improved appearance: Single tooth implants can help improve the overall appearance of your smile when you have suffered from tooth loss.
  • Improved oral health: Single tooth implants can help improve your health by preventing gum disease and protecting the rest of your healthy teeth.
  • Increased comfort: Single tooth implants are more comfortable than other tooth replacement options, such as dentures.

The Dental Implant Procedure

The single implant procedure typically involves two surgical steps. First, the post is placed into the jawbone. Once the post has healed, and fusion has occurred, an abutment (connecting piece) is placed on top of the post, and a dental prosthetic (crown, bridge, or denture) is attached to the abutment. The entire process will typically take several months to complete.

Dental implants are solid and stable and can last for many years with proper care. In addition, dental implants can help to preserve healthy bone tissue in the jaw and prevent surrounding natural teeth from shifting out of place due to bone loss.

Dental Implants FAQs

The cost of oral surgery to place your dental implants will depend on several factors, including the type of implant, the number of implants, and the difficulty of the procedure. A single tooth implant typically costs around $3,000.
Healing time from implant surgery can vary from person to person. It generally takes months for the implant to fuse with the bone and for the abutment to heal. Once you have healed, you will return to our office to have your dental prosthetic.
Single implants are typically only used to replace a single tooth. However, if you have multiple lost teeth, you might be better suited for implant-supported dentures or bridges. These options can provide you with a full set of replacement teeth securely held in place by dental implants.

Contact Us to Replace Missing Teeth

If you would like to learn more about single tooth implants or if you want to schedule an appointment, contact our office today. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you decide if dental implant restorations are right for you. Single tooth implants are a popular way to replace at least one tooth and can provide many benefits.

Give us a call today to learn more about implant dentistry.