Dental implants are an effective option for patients missing individual teeth. Implants are like a metal root replacing the original tooth. After the implant restoration process is complete, gaps are eliminated and function and appearance are restored. In addition, dental implants do not require surrounding teeth to be cut down, as some tooth replacement options do.
The implant is placed into the bone and covered with a protective cap while it is allowed to heal and connect to the surrounding bone.
After healing, a metal post (abutment) is attached to provide the foundation (core) for the replacement tooth (crown or bridge).
The final step is to affix a natural-looking porcelain crown to the abutment post. The crown is customized to perfectly match the size, shape, and color of your surrounding teeth.