Losing one tooth may not seem like much, but it can impact how you speak and chew. A missing front tooth will significantly impact your smile – that’s for sure! Replacing a missing tooth with a single-tooth implant will restore your smile’s natural beauty. For quality implant treatment, contact the office of Rich C. Flores, DDS, LLC, in Willoughby, Ohio.
Single tooth implants are composed of a titanium post (aka implant), an abutment, and a restoration in the form of a dental crown. The implant process starts by having the implant inserted into your jaw surgically in the gap left by your missing tooth. Then we’ll wait 3-6 months for the implant to fuse with your jaw bone, becoming your new tooth root. Once the implant has healed, Dr. Richard Flores will attach an abutment to hold your replacement tooth. We’ll wait an additional two weeks for the abutment to heal before placing a dental crown on top of your replacement tooth.
A single-tooth implant will replace your lost tooth and its roots to restore your smile’s health, function, and natural-looking appearance. Your crown will be custom-made to mimic the color, size, and shape of adjacent natural teeth so that no one can tell the difference.