Single Implant

Reveal A Complete Smile

  • Enjoy a lifelike solution to replace your tooth
  • Regain your fully functional bite
  • Feel at ease with sedation options

Restore Your Full Smile With a Single Implant in St. Petersburg

When you have lost a tooth, either due to disease or injury, you want to fill the gap in your smile as soon as possible. When you replace a missing tooth with a single implant in St. Petersburg, you gain benefits that extend well beyond the cosmetic appeal. You’ll also benefit from:

  • A simple oral hygiene routine since you take care of your new tooth like normal
  • Natural oral function, including strong chewing and biting power
  • Avoiding the need to reshape nearby healthy teeth for a bridge
  • A lifelike solution that can last you for decades

Call 727-732-3173 for an appointment. Check out our patient testimonials to see why so many patients love our practice.

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Smile With Confidence Thanks to Your Single Tooth Implant

As your periodontist, Dr. Crawford is a highly skilled expert with over 25 years of experience in gum health and implant dentistry. He has an in-depth understanding of the complexities involved in both implant placement and restoration. His expertise guarantees the success and longevity of your implant.

Rather than just replacing a single tooth with a conventional bridge, a crown supported by an implant will give you the look and function of a natural tooth. When we move forward with your single implant procedure, you gain several advantages:

  • Natural Appearance – A single implant paired with a beautiful crown will blend seamlessly with your existing teeth.
  • Improved Speech – Even missing one tooth can impact your speech. Replacing it with an implant will restore clarity to the way you speak.
  • Easy Maintenance –  You don’t need to do anything to protect your implant. You just care for it like a natural tooth with regular brushing and flossing.
  • No Bone Loss – Since you are replacing the tooth root, you avoid bone loss in your jaw.

While we numb your mouth for the placement of your implant and the restoration process, you can also receive soothing sedation. It will ease your anxiety and make it easier to relax throughout your treatment.

To learn more about getting a single implant in St. Petersburg, call 727-732-3173 for an appointment. You can also schedule online.

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Common Questions About a Single Implant
What are dental implants?

Modern dental implants are small metal posts, usually made from titanium, that your dentist places in your jaw to serve as replacement teeth roots. If you are missing teeth, your implants will fuse with your jawbone to form a sturdy base for new replacement teeth. Implants anchor crowns, bridges, and dentures to give you back a beautiful smile and strong bite.

Are dental implants painful?

Having a dental implant placed is not painful because your jaw will be numbed, and you can stay completely relaxed with dental sedation throughout the procedure. Once you go home, you might require pain relievers for a day or two, but most of our patients report only taking over-the-counter medication following their dental implant procedure. Most feel well enough to return to work the day after.

Can dental implants come loose?

An implant must be surrounded by healthy gums and bone to heal properly once it’s placed. Depending on your oral health, we may recommend gum disease treatment or a bone graft before you receive an implant. Once healed, loose implants are exceptionally rare. In some cases, the restorations attached to your implants can come loose. If so, we can tighten or replace the restoration.