After the dental implant is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth, a three to six month period of healing is then required to allow the bone to bond to the biocompatible post.
Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile, chewing function, and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. Depending on your needs, your implant restoration could be a crown, denture, or a fixed bridge.
TYPES OF IMPLANT RESTORATIONS
Implant-Supported Crowns If you are missing only one tooth, a single implant can restore your appearance and protect your surrounding teeth.
Implant-Supported Bridges These restorations may be the optimal choice if you are missing several adjacent teeth. Two dental implants will hold a porcelain bridge in place.
Implant-Retained & Implant-Supported Dentures Implants can be used to help retain or completely support a denture. There are many different scenarios and options, so we recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Alexander to see if this would be a good option for you!