Unless you have been hibernating for the last few winters, you have probably heard of dental implants – metal screws that replace a missing tooth.
First, we place an implant screw in the bone. We wait for it to heal, and then we place a new crown is placed over the implant. Generally speaking, properly designed and placed implant supported teeth can outlast any other tooth replacement choice that you can make.
Probably the most common type of implant use is for the replacement of a single missing or damaged tooth. For example, a patient comes into the office after slipping on ice and hopelessly breaking a front tooth. In a case like this, we would remove the bad tooth, place an implant, and after healing, build a crown onto the implant.
As you might expect, it’s the details that make your treatment experience work out the way that it should. The most important aspects of your new implants are the time and advice that you get before starting treatment.