Modern dentistry offers a great way to correct the problem of missing teeth: dental implants. Implants are titanium posts placed into the jaw bone to provide a foundation for a single crown tooth replacement.
Usually, the dental implant process has three steps:
- The implant is surgically placed into the jaw bone.
- Over a period of 4-6 months the jaw bone will heal and integrate around the implant to hold it strongly in place.
- A customized tooth is then designed with the right size, shape and color and is placed on the implant.