Having a missing tooth can be a detriment to your appearance and wide range of oral health factors.
This includes shifting of the teeth or loosening of surrounding teeth, as well as erosion of the jaw bone.
Many who have one or many missing teeth experience muscle tension, migraines, jaw pain and sunken appearance around the mouth that can age their face by decades.
The process of dental implants is a predictable procedure that begins with a titanium post surgically placed in the jaw bone. A metal abutment is then placed on top of the implant.
This abutment is temporized to allow for tissue healing and bone integration that occurs over time, called osseointegration and takes 4 -6 months on average. A permanent porcelain crown is then placed onto the abutment that functions and appears like your natural teeth.