Single Tooth Implants and Implant Bridges

The next best thing to your natural teeth.

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Maintains Bone

Benefits of Dental Implants:

  • Helps preserve and maintain healthy jawbone

  • Can replace single or multiple teeth

  • Restores chewing function

  • Can floss between teeth

  • Very natural and lifelike appearance

  • Attaches securely and permanently "fuses" with your bone

  • Does not affect neighboring teeth like traditional bridges

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Implant Body

Abutment

Crown

What is a Dental Implant?

​A dental implant is a surgical grade titanium screw that replaces the

tooth root and serves as a foundation to replace a tooth/teeth.

There are three parts to dental implant:

  • Implant Body - this is the foundation.  It is placed in the jaw and   acts as the anchor.

  • Abutment - this is the connection between the implant body and  the crown

  • Crown - this is the part you see, the visible portion in the mouth.    It can also be a bridge that spans multiple implants.

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How does the process work?

There are three steps to a dental implant:

  • Placement of the implant into the jawbone

  • Impression for the abutment and crown

  • Attaching the crown and abutment to the implant body

How long does the process take?

Single implants and implant bridges typically take 4-6 months from start to finish.

  • Implant Body is placed and allowed to "fuse" with jawbone for 3-4 months.

  • Uncovering of the implant and gums allowed to "take shape" for 2 weeks.

  • Impressions are made for the new abutment and crown. 7-14 days.

  • Placement of your new crown!

For some this process may take longer. There are several factors like bone quality and quantity and sinus location which may require additional procedures prior to implant body placement.

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