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Single Tooth Dental Implants

When either the root or the crown (top of the tooth) are damaged, most often a dental implant with a ceramic crown that fits on top of the implant is the most predictable long-term solution to the problem.
Like most dental implants, a single tooth dental implant restores the function and aesthetics of the damaged tooth with the highest level of satisfaction. At Periodontal Associates, our Aurora / Littleton single tooth dental implant experts feel this solution looks and feels most similar to the lost natural tooth.
Generally speaking, the patient will never have to go without a tooth in the damaged area. Because dental implants are typically such a pain free procedure, most people will opt for this solution. Many times, the implant can be placed at the time the damaged tooth is removed. By doing this, the overall treatment time can be reduced and the patient can get the final crown much sooner.
Of course, this is a biologically driven procedure and thus sometimes restoring or rebuilding the surrounding bone needs to take place prior. If this is the case, the implant would be placed at the point when the bone is healed and that predictable long-term success can be achieved.
Typically, there are three parts to the implant. The first is the implant itself. This is the part that goes into the bone to secure it in place. The second part is the abutment which is screwed into the internal part of the implant. Your dentist will make a crown that fists intimately with the abutment. They will then be able to screw the crown into place or use a dental cement to secure. In the end, the restoration will look fabulous and be a predictable tooth replacement.

Advantages of Single Tooth Implants

  • Immediately functioning teeth
  • Excellent aesthetic result
  • Implant made of titanium, so not susceptible to caries
  • Lifelong stable solution
  • Minimal discomfort (done with local anesthetic, similar to a filling)
  • Short healing time

Single Tooth Dental Implant Treatment Process

Patients seeking single tooth dental implants in Aurora or Littleton can undergo treatment conveniently in our office. After reviewing all pertinent medical and dental history, the patient is scheduled and ready to proceed with the placement of the Dental Implant. This procedure is performed comfortably with local anesthetic (similar to a dental filling).

One of the main advantages of dental implants is that both during and after treatment there is virtually no discomfort. It is not unusual for patients to express that they had little to no discomfort.

Likewise, Drs. Heller, Beckman, Thousand, Hyer, and Versman would expect the patient to return to work the very next day with little to no concerns. We would anticipate a short healing time following placement and we confirm osseointegration (bone adhering to the dental implant-giving the implant long term stability) by taking a dental radiograph.

Assuming all looks good, the patient would return to their general dentist and begin the process of fabricating the tooth portion or crown. The dentist would take an impression of the dental implant and in short order the tooth would be made. Of all the things we do in dentistry, dental implant tooth replacement may be considered one of the best.

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Single Tooth Dental Implants in Littleton / Aurora

Periodontal Associates treats patients seeking single tooth dental implants in the Denver area, including Littleton and Aurora. Request an appointment or call (303) 755-4500 today.

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  • Brenda S.Brenda S.

    Excellent experience! I had a tooth removed and implant placed during the same visit. It was the easiest dental procedure I've ever had done. Dr. Beckman is...

  • Bridget B.Bridget B.

    Wow, from the moment I walked in I felt welcome. Super nice people and caring. I am a chicken and do not like dentist anything. Doctor Heller explained...

  • Paul BeauchampPaul Beauchamp

    Dr. Dan Thousand and staff were amazing. Having gum grafting done is not a pleasant experience by any means, but I was very impressed with Dan Thousand and his staff through this whole process. Several things Dan Thousand and I discussed really resinated with me, such as how damaging smoking cigarettes is to the tissue inside my mouth, ect. Long story short, I took everything Dan Thousand said to heart and I was able to quit smoking as result of this surgery, and for me this is a very huge accomplishment. Dan and I actually celebrated 46 days of no smoking on my final follow up today. I was very pleased at the results of the surgery as I no longer have any negative areas of gum recession in my mouth. The day of the surgery was a very difficult day due to the pain, but it was very nice to receive a call from their office checking up on me to see how I was doing. The follow up phone call was very comforting. I would highly recommend Dr. Dan Thousand and his staff to anyone who ever needs to have gum grafting done. 😃

  • Sara KluhsmanSara Kluhsman

    Dr. Thousand is pure genius! He fixed a failing implant & placed a new 1 as well. I will never go anywhere else. That man preforms miracles!

  • Karen Pelling LevineKaren Pelling Levine

    Dr. Doug Heller is one of three of the doctors that make up the driving force in my efforts to save my teeth and my overall health. What started out as one broken tooth led to the possibility of my losing all of my teeth to gum disease. Panicked, I reached for a second opinion and found Dr. Heller, along with my regular Dentist & Orthodontist. I am now the proud owner of only 5 implants, as opposed to full upper and lower implants OR full dentures. Though dental procedures are hardly fun, Dr. Heller and his staff have made it a smooth process, from financial to face-changing....I couldn't be happier. 😁 You be the judge. My profile pic, there on the left, is a fine example of their handiwork.
    Double Bonus: Doorbell just rang. Beautiful plant has just arrived to cheer me in my recovery....Thank you, Dr. Heller and your wonderful Staff!

  • Jerome GilmerJerome Gilmer

    I was sent to Dr. Beckman on a referral from my dentist because of a slightly loose tooth. Dr. Beckman evaluated the situation and recommended a gum graft and bite adjustment. It is now six weeks since the procedure, and while the recovery was not painless, it was pretty much exactly as he said it would be. Upon evaluation earlier this week it was clear that the procedure was successful.

    Dr. Beckman and the staff were very nice, supportive and professional and I would highly recommend this practice to anyone needing this kind of help.

  • Tori Horton HamillTori Horton Hamill

    Dr Beckman performed a gum graft. I was nervous, but he explained everything clearly and thoroughly. The staff were very accommodating when I had to reschedule and they keep the schedule flowing on time so I was not sitting and waiting beyond the appointment time. The only downside was having to ask multiple times about the cost and what my calculated out of pocket would be. Would definitely recommend.

  • Ashley SingletaryAshley Singletary

    5 stars! Dr. Beckman and the entire office staff provide superior customer service and care. I recently had a gum graft performed and from the very first meeting I felt at ease. Dr. Beckman took his time explaining the procedure and patiently answered any questions I had. On the day of the procedure they go the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable- they use top of the line medical treatment for an effective procedure and speedy recovery. The team was very supportive and available through the entire process and even calls to check on you post procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Beckman and his team!

  • Doris BinderDoris Binder

    I needed to get some implants and Dr. Heller was recommended. Thankfully, he was absolutely wonderful. I wasn't sure what to expect, but he explained everything that needed be done and the procedure began. Now it's not an over night process, but the weeks after each step was a piece of cake. I am so happy with my implants. I had to have a tooth pulled a few weeks ago, and I don't know how he does it, but I had zero pain, no complications and I needed no pain Meds. The staff is so friendly and I highly recommend them.

  • Kenneth McCallKenneth McCall
  • Jan BernsteinJan Bernstein

    Dr. Beckman and the staff couldn't have been nicer or more professional. I highly recommend the practice to anyone in need of a periodontist.

  • Chelsy LaForceChelsy LaForce

    Dr. Heller and the rest of the team is absolutely amazing. They are super helpful through the entire process and I knew I was in great hands. Thank you so much!

  • Terry Lavitt SeiverTerry Lavitt Seiver
  • Aprille Tripler MooreAprille Tripler Moore

    Dr. Beckman and the entire staff at Periodontal Associates are amazing! Dr. Beckman performed a gum graft procedure on me and to my surprise and relief I felt no pain. Not during the procedure or post op. The entire experience from consult through my last follow up appointment was topnotch.

  • Terry SandahlTerry Sandahl

    I have been a patient of first Dr. Versman and then Dr. Heller for over 20 years. This is an amazing periodontal group! I feel so comfortable having them take care of my needs~and there have been many! Dr. Heller is so easy going and I never feel like whatever he does will fail. They have a great support staff too! All their assistants are competent and friendly, and my hygienist Michelle is the best! Love these guys and wouldn't think of going anywhere else!

  • Scott A MiddlemistScott A Middlemist

    I had a great experience with Dr Helller and his staff. The procedure was fairly quick and painless with a great outcome. I fully recommend him and his office.

  • Connie BuhlkeConnie Buhlke

    Not that I loved going to the Periodontist but if you have to, Dr. Heller and all of the staff in the office are simply the best! I wouldn't trust anyone else with my periodontal needs! Thank you for taking such great care of my mouth! You all are the best! �

  • David HeadDavid Head

    When I recently visited Dr Versman for a dental implant I was very pleased. I had been a client many years ago and remembered that Dr Versman' wonderful care. This time Dr Versman needed to place a new implant and extract one that had gone bad. His care and concern were exemplary. His staff was extremely efficient and all members in the office were always friendly and helpful. I would certainly recommend Dr Versman and his staff to anyone who needs an implant or Periodontal care. Thank you to everyone.

  • Christina StewartChristina Stewart

    I had a complicated tooth situation, with treatment options. My situation and all my options were explained in detail and all my questions answered. I had a debridement, and bone graft by Dr Beckman. He and the entire staff are welcoming, kind, compassionate and gentle. All my questions always answered and excellent communicational around. They called me the day of surgery and the day after to check on me. I am amazed, every single person here is wonderful and caring. And Dr Beckman is fantastic

  • Joan Schooler BaileyJoan Schooler Bailey

    Dr. Beckman did my third gum graph. I love the whole staff. They listen to me every time I have a question, and are very knowledgeable. I like their idea of listening to music on my cell phone while they do their magic. I recommend them all.

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