Dental Implants

Single Tooth Dental Implants: A Comprehensive Guide

Today, in our blog, we're going to better understand the process of single tooth dental implants, a topic that's near and dear to us. Dr. Rebecca Wagner, our in-house implant specialist, is passionate about helping you restore not just your smile, but your confidence and quality of life.

The Challenge of a Missing Tooth

Losing a tooth is more than just an aesthetic issue; it can lead to a variety of complications such as difficulty in chewing, speech problems, and other oral health issues. Not to mention, it can significantly impact your self-esteem. That's where single tooth dental implants come in—providing a long-lasting solution that closely mimics natural teeth in both function and appearance.

What is a Single Tooth Dental Implant?

A single tooth dental implant consists of three main components:

  • The Implant: A titanium post surgically inserted into the jawbone, acting as the new tooth root.
  • The Abutment: A connector piece that joins the implant and the crown.
  • The Crown: A custom-made artificial tooth that attaches to the abutment.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Dental implants offer several advantages over other tooth replacement options:


  • Natural Look & Feel: Implants mimic natural teeth closely in appearance and function.
  • Durability: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
  • Preservation of Jawbone: Implants stimulate bone growth, preventing bone loss commonly associated with missing teeth.

Dr. Rebecca Wagner: Your Implant Specialist

Choosing the right implant specialist is crucial for the success of your procedure. Dr. Rebecca Wagner is renowned in the Chambersburg, PA area for her expertise in implant dentistry. With advanced training and a patient-centered approach, she ensures that you get the best possible care from the initial consultation through the entire implant process and aftercare.

Dr. Wagner utilizes cutting-edge technology and techniques, ensuring the implant procedure is as minimally invasive as possible. Her commitment to excellence guarantees not just a new tooth, but a new reason to smile.

The Procedure: What to Expect

Dr. Wagner ensures that every step of the implant procedure is carried out with utmost precision and care:


  • Initial Consultation: Assessment of your oral health and discussion of your options.
  • Implant Placement: Surgical insertion of the titanium post into the jawbone.
  • Healing Period: It takes a few months for the implant to fuse with the bone.
  • Abutment & Crown: Once healing is complete, the abutment and crown are attached.

Post-Procedure Care

After the procedure, you'll be given specific aftercare instructions. Routine check-ups with Dr. Wagner will ensure that your implant is functioning as it should.


Single tooth dental implants offer a permanent, reliable solution to the problem of a missing tooth. With Dr. Rebecca Wagner's expert care at The Wagner Centre in Chambersburg, PA, you can be assured of a successful procedure that restores more than just your smile.


Ready to make a change? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rebecca Wagner today!