If you’ve lost a tooth and are looking for options for a replacement tooth you may want to consider a dental implant. An implant is a surgically placed artificial root for a missing tooth. Made from bio-compatible material, a dental implant integrates into your bone tissue and creates a naturally strong support for a replacement crown or denture.
Implant surgery begins with the selection of a suitable location for the implant. Once the location is selected, your dentist will drill a small hole into the bone tissue where the implant is to be located, and then places the implant into the hole.
Depending on your individual case a crown may be placed on the implant immediately after it is placed, or it may be necessary to wait while your bone heals and integrates into the implant.
Once the crown is placed you care for the implant as you would any other tooth by regularly brushing and flossing around it.