If you have a single missing tooth, your dentist will typically recommend a dental implant to restore your smile. A single-tooth dental implant is more conservative than a traditional dental bridge. At 38th Street Dental, we can perform all stages of your implant treatment under one roof.View transcript
Single-tooth implant is a method of replacing an individual tooth. If somebody gets their front tooth knocked out, it's a fantastic way to go in and replace their tooth in a manner that looks good and best mimics a natural tooth. It's conservative treatment because you don't have to alter the adjacent teeth like you do if you're going to use a conventional bridge to where the teeth have to be reduced down to support a bridge. The implant itself is analogous to the root of the tooth. And then a crown is affixed to that implant. So it provides the foundation for a replacement tooth. Depending on the level of dental anxiety a patient has there's different ways to go about helping to put them at ease, such that they can be comfortable during their dental treatment. If it's mild dental anxiety, sometimes just simply just some headphones and some music can help provide enough of a distraction. Somebody who suffers from more severe dental anxiety, there's nitrous oxide, which is inhalational sedation that's very safe. For people that have even greater levels of anxiety, we prescribe oral sedatives.