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Welcome to Alla Agamov, DMD, where we offer single dental implants to restore your smile and improve oral health. Our family and cosmetic dentistry practice in Sharon, Massachusetts, provides personalized treatment for missing teeth. We aim to help you achieve a healthy and confident smile with comfortable and effective dental implant solutions.

Restoring Smiles, One Tooth at a Time

A single dental implant is a small, titanium post surgically placed in the jawbone to act as a replacement root for a missing tooth. It is a sturdy foundation for a dental crown, custom-made to match the shape and color of the surrounding teeth. Unlike traditional bridges that require altering neighboring teeth, single dental implants are a standalone solution that mimics the function and appearance of natural teeth.

How Single Dental Implant Works

A single dental implant works by utilizing a process called osseointegration — the fusion of bone and titanium. After the implant is surgically placed in the jawbone, it integrates and bonds with the surrounding bone tissue over several months. Once osseointegration is complete, the implant acts as a stable foundation for a dental crown, which is custom-made to match the surrounding teeth. The crown is attached to the implant via an abutment, creating a strong and durable replacement tooth.

The Single Dental Implant Process

If you’re considering a single dental implant, you may wonder what the process entails. At Alla Agamov, DMD, we offer a personalized approach to dental implant surgery to ensure the best possible outcome for your smile. Here’s what you can expect.

Step 1: Consultation

During your initial consultation with Dr. Agamov, she will evaluate your oral health and review your medical history to determine if dental implants are a suitable option for you. If you’re eligible, she will explain the procedure in detail and answer any questions you may have.

Step 2: Supplemental Procedures

If you’ve experienced bone loss due to long-term untreated tooth loss or extended denture wear, you may require supplemental procedures such as bone grafting or sinus lifts to provide a sturdy foundation for your implant.

Step 3: Implant Surgery

Once you’re ready for implant surgery, Dr. Agamov will administer local anesthesia to ensure you’re comfortable. She will make incisions in your gums to insert the implant into your jawbone. You will be given a temporary restoration to wear while osseointegration occurs.

Step 4: Custom Restoration

After the osseointegration, you’ll return to our Sharon, MA office for your final appointment. Dr. Agamov will attach your custom-made dental crown to the implant with an abutment, providing a durable and natural-looking replacement tooth.

Benefits of Single Dental Implants:

  • Restores functionality and aesthetics of missing teeth
  • Provides a durable and long-lasting solution
  • Preserves bone density and prevents further bone loss
  • Does not require altering neighboring teeth
  • Easier to maintain than alternative solutions
  • Improves speech and ability to chew
  • Boosts self-confidence and improves quality of life
  • Reduces risk of gum disease and decay in surrounding teeth
  • Can be customized to match the color and shape of existing teeth for a natural look

Dr. Agamov is entirely competent and also friendly. She is obviously comfortable with her staff, and they with her, which makes the office a relaxing place to be— a tension-free zone. Her practice accepts insurance which helps when paying for the dental work, a definite plus.

-Joan B.


What are the benefits of single dental implants over dental bridges?

If you’re trying to decide between single dental implants and dental bridges, there are some key differences to consider. Single dental implants offer numerous benefits over bridges, including:

  • Preserving adjacent teeth as they don’t need to be altered
  • Promoting bone health and preventing further bone loss
  • Long-lasting and durable solution
  • Easy maintenance and cleaning

What are the benefits of single dental implants over partial dentures?

If you’re considering single dental implants versus partial dentures, there are some key benefits to remember. Single dental implants offer:

  • A more permanent solution that won’t slip or fall out
  • No dietary restrictions
  • No need for adhesives or messy cleaning solutions
  • Improved oral health by preventing bone loss

Can single dental implants last a lifetime?

Yes, single dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. While the implant is made of titanium and extremely durable, the crown may need to be replaced after 10-15 years due to normal wear and tear. Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups will help ensure the longevity of your implant.

How can I care for my dental implants?

Caring for your dental implants is crucial to their longevity and success. Here are some tips:

  • Brush twice a day and floss daily
  • Use a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush
  • Avoid hard or sticky foods that can damage the crown or implant
  • Attend regular dental check-ups
  • Notify your dentist of any changes or discomfort around the implant site

How many teeth can single dental implants replace?

Single dental implants are designed to replace a single missing tooth. However, they can be used with other implants or alternative solutions, such as bridges or dentures, to replace multiple missing teeth. Dr. Agamov can evaluate your needs and recommend the best treatment plan for your smile goals.

Replace Missing Teeth with Single Dental Implants

Dr. Alla Agamov and our team at Alla Agamov, DMD, are committed to helping you achieve a healthy and confident smile with single dental implants. If you’re missing a tooth and interested in exploring dental implant options, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. Don’t wait to restore your smile – contact us today to initiate your journey to optimal oral health!

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