Fortunately, dental implants offer a solution for not only replacing the missing "crown" of the tooth, but the dental root as well. Dental implants provide a stable foundation for a tooth replacement that looks, feels, and functions like your natural teeth. This treatment option is backed by several decades of scientific research and successful clinical use.
1. Plan -- Your implant team plans your case to ensure best outcome.
2. Placement -- The specialist places the implant and forms the gum tissue esthetically around the implant.
3a. Healing -- The bone around the implant grows onto the implant for several months.
3b. Temporary -- If the implant is in the front of your mouth, where it is noticeable, a temporary tooth-like restoration can be put into place during the healing period.
4. Prosthetics -- When healing is complete, the healing cover is removed and an abutment is placed. An impression is taken and the final crown is ordered from the lab.
5. Final Crown -- When the final crown is returned from the lab, the temporary is removed, and the final crown is put into place.