Single Dental Implant Worcester, MA

Russell Street Dental Associates is a local dentist office that provides solutions for patients missing a tooth. Dr. Robert Gauthier and his team recommend using a single dental implant in Worcester, MA. This type of prosthetic tooth is the most refined solution available to replace a single tooth.

Single Dental Implant Worcester MA

Single Dental Implant

A single dental implant is the best way to replace one tooth. It involves placing one dental implant in the jaw bone at the void and restoring it with a dental crown. The implant will not only support the crown, but also act as the tooth root. This makes it more like a real tooth compared to any other solution. Once in place in the jaw, the implant will fuse with the surrounding bone. It is then durable enough to support a dental crown. A dental lab will custom make the crown from the exact measurements of your mouth so that it blends in perfectly with the rest of your smile.

The Advantages of a Single Dental Implant Over a Bridge

A single dental implant and a bridge can both replace a single tooth. However, the implant will most resemble a natural tooth and is easier to care for. If you get food caught under the bridge, which happens often, you have to remove it to avoid problems with your gums. An implant supported dental crown will require no extra care. Simply brush and floss daily and visit your dentist every six months for regular checkups.

To place a dental bridge, we need to reduce the two teeth adjacent to the gap have to be significantly. These two healthy teeth are now permanently altered to replace a single tooth. Those teeth will also endure more stress to support the bridge. This makes them more susceptible to decay and damage.

Once a tooth is missing, bone loss becomes a serious concern. The tooth root is responsible for providing stimulation that allows the bone to regenerate. An implant will replace that root and provide the necessary stimulation for the bone. A bridge does not utilize an implant so it does not help preserve the jaw bone as well. Bone loss is inevitable if you choose to use a dental bridge to replace a tooth.

How is a single dental implant placed?

You will undergo a routine surgery where your dentist will place the dental implant. First, the dentist will make a small cut in the gums to access your jaw bone. Next, the dentist will drill a hole into the bone and insert the dental implant. We will use local anesthesia so you are comfortable the whole time.

How much is a single dental implant?

The average cost of a single implant treatment is about $3,000 – $4,500. This includes x-rays and other diagnostics, procedures, materials, and appointments. For a more accurate estimate, schedule an appointment with your Worcester dentist.

Book a Consult for a Single Dental Implant in Worcester, MA

You will meet one on one with our expert restorative dentist to determine if a single dental implant is the right solution for you. During your consult, we will also discuss payment options, dental insurance, and your treatment plan. If you are ready to get started, contact Russell Street Dental Associates at (508) 791-1777 or use our online request form.


Russell Street Dental Associates
227 Russell Street
Worcester, MA 01602

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