An Explanation of Dental Implants

Single-tooth dental implants are used as a permanent replacement for a single tooth. If you have lost a tooth, consider coming in for a consultation. Dental implants can last for a lifetime if you maintain good oral health habits. Single tooth dental implants have three parts which are a metal post, abutment, and a crown. The posts are the implant itself and it replaces the tooth root. The abutment is the post extension and the crown serves as the replacement tooth. It’s best to speak with your Dentist to understand which type of implant option is best for you.

Dental Implants are typically recommended for the following reasons:

  • Missing tooth or teeth
  • Speech improvement
  • Unable to wear dentures

If you believe you are a candidate for dental implants, we would suggest you come in for a dental exam, X-rays, and a consultation. At your initial visit, provide a full medical history, prescription medications you are taking, and we can provide a tailored treatment plan for your specific needs. We can’t wait to help you reach your dental goals!