Single Tooth Implants
Single implants can be used for individuals that are missing one or more teeth. The implant is surgically placed in the area of the missing tooth. Once the implant heals, or attaches to the bone, it acts as the new "root" for the crown that will replace your missing tooth. The implant crown is made to attach to the implant and fill the space left by the missing tooth.
How long will it take to complete the implant process?
The time required to complete the implant process varies depending on many factors. In many cases, an implant can be placed and restored with the implant crown in about four to five months. This includes the surgical placement of the implant and placing the final crown. If bone grating is required or if an extraction site needs healing time, the amount of time required to complete the process will increase.
What can you expect from your implant?
Single tooth implants will function and look like your natural teeth. Implants require the same care as caring for your natural teeth including daily brushing and flossing, and regular visits to the dentist for professional cleanings. Although implant teeth will not decay, the gum tissue around the implant crown is at risk for infection with the absence of good oral hygiene.
Am I a candidate for an implant?
There is a good chance that you are a candidate for a dental implant, but you need to schedule an examination and x-rays of your jaw to determine your eligibility. Please schedule a consultation to begin the process.