Single Tooth Implant

A single tooth implant procedure may be done if a tooth has been extracted or is missing.  A titanium implant base is placed into the jawbone to resemble the tooth root.  We allow a period of time to allow for the jawbone to heal over the implant base before fitting for a crown.  Next, an abutment is screwed into the base of the implant to allow for a crown to be fitted on top.  Finally, a custom fabricated crown is placed over the abutment to function like a real tooth.