Dental Implant – Single Tooth Replacement

Dental Implant -The Single Tooth Process

Below is an illustrated example of the single tooth dental implant procedure.

A dentist will perform the initial dental implant examination and consultation and will take one or more X-rays of the area to prepare for the procedure. Periodontists and restorative dentists, Drs. Barr and Marinak will develop a treatment plan and models for your dental implant will be made.


Dental Implant - Preparation
A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth. Each prosthetic tooth will attach to its own dental implant.
Dental implant integrated into jawbone
B. After the procedure has been performed, the implant is allowed to heal for a few months to fuse with the jawbone before the next step is taken. 
Dental Implant - Placement of Permanent Ceramic tooth
C. After healing, the final step is to make another mold of the teeth, followed by the placement of the permanent ceramic tooth.
Permanent Dental Implants - keep them clean and healthy
D. The final result is a substitution of a natural tooth. Afterward, regular maintenance should be performed every six months to keep the tooth and gum around it clean and healthy.