If you are missing a single tooth, or if you have a removable partial, you could be a great candidate for a dental implant. A dental implant has many advantages including a natural looking and functioning tooth while, not risking the health of the surrounding teeth. Your bone will be better preserved, since dental implants are integrated with your jawbone, which assists in keeping the bone healthy.
How will the implant be placed?
Dr. Petrusha will first examine your overall oral health and he will determine if an implant will be the best treatment. He will then place the implant, which looks like a screw, into the correct position in your jaw to replace your tooth. For the next four to six months, the implant and the bone are allowed to bond together to form an anchor for your artificial tooth. During this time, a temporary tooth replacement may be worn over the implant site.
Finally, a permanent replacement tooth or a crown will be attached to the abutment post. The crown will look natural and you will be able to smile with confidence. Also, you will be able to chew and speak without any difficulty; you might just forget that you ever lost a tooth.