Missing Single Tooth

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Solutions for Replacing Single Tooth

At the Dental Implants Center in NYC, a single tooth implant can be inserted into your jawbone and immediately fitted with a new replacement bridge.  We can replace missing teeth in one hour using the Teeth in an Hour Procedure.

Dr. Rahmani is a leading, top dental implant specialist in New York and one of few implant dentists in the NY region to offer the latest procedures and most advanced dental implants in NYC. Dr. Rahmani of NYC Dental Implants Center is located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan.

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Material: We use only the best quality medical grade titanium or titanium alloy tooth implants from Straumann, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. It’s the largest and most advanced dental implant company in the world.

Computer-guided surgery: Using computer-guided surgery ensures that each implant is placed optimally, at the precise location, depth, and angulation, resulting in a faster and more comfortable procedure for the patient. By avoiding vital structures like nerves and blood vessels, this technique considerably reduces the risk of post-surgery complications.

Technology: Microscope-assisted precision implants dentistry is used to enhance a dental implant specialist vision to unprecedented levels. It’s used for polishing and finishing teeth margins and contouring teeth and teeth implants.

Traditional solutions for replacing a single missing tooth include:

  • Three unit bridge
  • Maryland bridge
  • Flipper
  • A dental implant (teeth In one hour)

Solutions for replacing multiple teeth include:

  • Removable partial denture
  • Long span bridge
  • multiple teeth implant bridges

Using teeth in a day procedure. Read more about your best options if you are missing multiple teeth.

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Three-Unit Bridge

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A three-unit bridge was traditionally used to restore a single missing tooth. A bridge is a popular option but does mean cutting down the healthy teeth on either side of the gap. Reshaping the teeth is necessary to fabricate a three-unit bridge consisting of two crowns on the healthy teeth and a pontic or replacement tooth.

A well-designed bridge looks and feels natural. It is a strong and stable restoration but is far from perfect as the risk of tooth decay and infection to the crowned teeth increases, and the pontic tooth will do nothing to help prevent bone loss.

The bone beneath the pontic gradually resorbs. As a result, the teeth adjacent to the gap may become less stable over the years, and a gap could develop between the base of the pontic and the gum tissue as the bone and gum underneath begin to shrink away. However, because no surgery is required, some patients may prefer a three-unit bridge to a dental implant. It can also be beneficial if the neighboring teeth are already deteriorated and would benefit from crowning. (Dr. Rahmani can use mini dental implants to stabilize loose dentures)

Maryland Bridge

Maryland Bridge

A Maryland bridge or a sticky bridge consists of two “wings” cemented or bonded onto the back surfaces of the teeth adjacent to the gap so they cannot be seen. These wings are attached to the pontic or replacement tooth.

Advantage of Maryland bridge

The advantage of this type of bridge is that very little preparation is required for the adjacent teeth. Still, it is only generally suitable for front teeth as Maryland bridges are not very strong and can often pop off the adjacent teeth and will need to be re-cemented back in place by your dentist.


Flippers are one tooth dentures and tend to be a temporary measure as they are not very stable or comfortable to wear. They are generally used immediately after a tooth has been removed and while the area heals.

Read more: Dental Implants vs Bridges

Teeth in an Hour – Dental Implant

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A dental implant can be an excellent solution for replacing a single tooth. The implant crown is carefully contoured to emerge from the gum naturally and looks just like a real tooth.

Why Choose Teeth in an Hour?

A dental implant is a self-supporting structure that helps preserve the jawbone and does not require the modification of healthy teeth. In the long run, it may be more cost-effective because renewing a single crown is less expensive than renewing a three-unit bridge. All dental restorations must be renewed on a regular because none are permanent.

Usually, after placing a single implant, it will be covered up and left to heal, but it may be possible to place a temporary tooth on top of the implant in a process called teeth in an hour. You will leave with a brand-new temporary tooth attached to your new implant.

We use a temporary tooth purely for cosmetic purposes. It will not contact your opposing teeth as it is important not to load or place pressure on implants that are still healing. The temporary tooth will be replaced with a new, more permanent crown after your dental implant fully integrates with your jawbone. Using a temporary tooth guarantees that you are never left unable to speak or smile confidently, which we know many patients fear.



I was so scared to go though a full mouth rehab and needed to have teeth at all times!!! Dr Rahmani explained the process and was very patient and made me feel very comfortable my case was very difficult but at the end he stuck in there and we got though it lam so happy l did this and it changed my life l recommend dr Rahmani to do your dental work you won’t be disappointed



I have been a patient of Dr. Rahmani since 2014 and I have nothing but praise for his Dental skills his attention to detail. I came from a disasterous situation where I was in temporary teeth for two years, the temporary teeth destroyed my gum tissue completely. He operated he did my upper gums,and lower, gums, on the bottom of my teeth then when I had my teeth restored he tweaked my gum line. I have the most gorgeous gums and teeth and they look natural. I don’t have false teeth, however I’ve been through a lot and he’s helped me tremendously I recommend him highly tell anyone who wants perfection.

Karen Bracy

Effects of Missing Teeth (Video)

Do you have any questions about solutions for replacing a single tooth in NYC? Would you like to schedule an appointment with a best-rated dental implants specialist in New York, Dr. Rahmani of Dental Implants Center NYC? Contact our office for a consultation.

NYC Dental Implants Center
121 East 60th St Ste 6C2
New York, New York 10065
(60th St. btw Park Ave / Lex Ave)

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