Unlike traditional bridges, which require the alteration of adjacent teeth to support the replacement tooth, single-tooth implants are designed to stand alone. The implant itself is a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone, where it serves as an artificial root. This post provides a sturdy foundation for a custom-made crown that matches the color, shape and size of your natural teeth, blending seamlessly into your smile.

The process of receiving a single-tooth implant begins with a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure, taking into account factors such as bone density and overall oral health. The implant placement is a minor surgical procedure performed under local anesthesia, focusing on precision and patient comfort. After the implant has integrated with the bone — a process that typically takes a few months — a custom crown is fabricated and then attached to the implant, completing the restoration.

Choosing a single-tooth implant at Bender Dental Care offers numerous benefits:

• A durable and long-lasting solution to tooth loss, with the potential for the implant to last a lifetime with proper care
• Preservation of surrounding teeth, as there is no need to grind down healthy teeth to place a bridge
• Maintenance of jawbone integrity, as the implant stimulates bone growth, preventing bone loss that can occur with missing teeth
• Improved oral health, making it easier to clean between teeth, reducing the risk of decay and gum disease
• Enhanced confidence in your smile, knowing that your replacement tooth looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth

Single-tooth implants are about more than just replacing a missing tooth; they are about restoring your smile's natural beauty and functionality without compromises. If you are considering a single-tooth implant in Elgin, Illinois, our dentist and team are here to guide you through every step of the process with the utmost care and expertise. Contact us today at 847-888-4334 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Bender. Let us help you take the first step towards a complete, healthy and vibrant smile.