A new artificial tooth (crown)can be attached to an implant, this can be a great way of replacing a missing tooth or teeth, because other tooth are not involved or comprised.
An implant is a small screw that replace the tooth root to support tooth replacement, consist of titanium, a metal that the body easily accepts and are inserted into the jawbones.
One or more implants can be used depending on the size of the space. After a time of bony integration, usually a few months an artificial tooth is attached to the implant.
Implant provides a stable foundation for crowns (replacing a single missing tooth), bridges (several missing teeth) or dentures (all teeth are missing).
Dental implants are the closest possible replacement to natural teeth, provides a stable foundation for eating and smiling with confidence and removes the need to compromise healthy teeth for a bridge, can eliminate the pain caused by ill fitting dentures, helps to preserve jawbone and maintain the shape of the face.
Have a long term success rate of over 95% shown in clinical studies.
Implant treatment sequence
E.g. Replacing a single missing tooth: