Dental implants are one option for replacing a missing tooth or multiple teeth and have been used for many years. An implant looks and functions like a natural tooth.
After surgical placement of the implant in the jaw, the implant attaches to the bone through a process called osseointegration which can take three to six months.
Once healed, the implant along with a post or abutment serves as the base for the new crown. The implant crown is fabricated to blend with the size, shape and color of your other teeth and is permanently attached to the new implant.