Individual Tooth Replacement
Are you missing one or more teeth?
Are you afraid to show your smile?
Did you give up your favorite foods because you have trouble chewing?
Are you self conscious about how you speak?
Did you know that the longer you are missing teeth the more bone loss you will have? This might affect your other teeth, as well as cause other health problems.
While a bridge can be an option, it involves cutting the teeth down enough for crowns. Partial dentures can be used, but many people complain about discomfort, bulkiness, and visible metal clips. Regardless of how you lost your teeth - an accident, a failed root canal, gum disease, or decay - dental implants are the standard of care, and the best treatment option for missing teeth.
Here’s how it works: Your implant dentist will place the implant into the jaw where the teeth used to be. Over a period of a few weeks, the implant will stabilize to provide solid support for your new crown. A post, sometimes called an abutment, will be screwed into the implant. A crown will be shaped and personalized to your mouth, and will be attached to the abutment.
If you are missing several teeth in the same area, a series of connected crowns can be connected to the implant and abutment, creating a stable, permanent solution.
After the implant has been placed and the crown restored, you will be able to eat the foods you want, smile with confidence, speak clearly, and be the happy person you were before you lost those teeth.