Implant restoration is the most advanced treatment for the replacement of one or more missing teeth. A dental implant feels, functions and looks like a natural tooth. Implant Dentistry research has advanced in leaps and bounds, making it possible to place an implant and restore a crown on the same day as the extraction.

For the replacement of missing teeth,  Dental Implants is the most advanced therapy available to patients today. Once placed, a dental implant looks, feels, and functions almost exactly like a natural tooth. Dentists and oral surgeons have been practicing Implant Dentistry for decades, making it an established and highly regarded treatment. Breakthroughs and advances in research have afforded today‚Äôs dentist with new implant designs, surface textures and procedures that allow for earlier restorations. Given the right circumstances, a patient can have a dental implant placed and a crown restored on the day of the extraction.

For a single missing tooth, one implant is usually sufficient to fill the space and restore proper function of the tooth. However, if a tooth has been absent for 6 to 12 months or longer, the bone may show signs of atrophy. In these cases, it becomes necessary to perform a clinical and radiographic evaluation in order to determine if bone or gum grafting is needed. These evaluations help the implantologist determine the best approach that will result in an ideal foundation and placement of the dental implant. This methodical approach ensures longevity and reliability of the implant for the future.