This is a wonderful method of tooth replacement. A growing number of people prefer over dentures or bridges. It helps replace a missing tooth without damaging the neighboring teeth, as well as maintaining the health of the underlying bone structure. Dental implants require a thorough knowledge of the condition of the jawbone and the area surrounding the tooth to be replaced to ensure that the procedure is a success.
At times, a sinus lift is necessary in order to obtain adequate length of the implant screw for successful results. A 3 dimensional scan helps identify if one is needed. Healing time for the placement of an implant can range from 3-6 months before it can be restored with a crown. Once the procedure is finished, the patient now has a tooth again and can floss, brush, and eat normally once again.