A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth designed to replace your tooth after it has been lost or extracted. Implants are designed to replace both the root and crown of your teeth to give you a solution that looks, feels and functions just like your original tooth. Implants consist of two main parts, the implant post and the implant restoration.
After the implant post has been placed and integrated with your jawbone, our dentist will meet with you to discuss your implant restoration. The implant restoration replaces the crown of the missing tooth to complete your treatment. Depending on how many teeth you are missing, this restoration may be a single crown or a dental bridge. An implant crown will typically be recommended to replace an individual tooth while an implant bridge will be recommended when there are several missing teeth in a row.
Your implant crown or bridge will be custom designed to give you a natural-looking and long-lasting solution for your smile. During your initial consultation, our dentist will determine which type of restoration will provide you with the best results for your oral health, function and smile.
For more information about dental implant crowns and bridges and to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist, contact our office today.