A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. Implants are designed to replace missing teeth by providing a titanium root and a manufactured crown. Our doctors work closely with your general dentist and together they come up with the best treatment plan for your specific needs. Implant treatment will take several months to complete.
The first phase of treatment will be the surgical placement of the implant. This is when your oral surgeon will place the actual implant into the jaw and is typically performed with local anesthesia. You will be given a few months to allow the bone to heal and grow around the implant creating a strong foundation for the crown. A support post (abutment) will then placed into the implant to support the crown by your dentist or surgeon . At this point, your dentist will fabricate a crown to replace the missing tooth.