Single Tooth Implant

What is an Implant?

An Implant is the best option for replacing a missing tooth.  It offers a more natural alternative to a dental bridge or a partial denture. Dental implants look and function as if they were your original teeth.  Adequate jawbone structure must be present for the placement of a successful dental implant. Dr. Levine will examine your mouth to determine whether you are a good candidate.

What is the Process?

To begin the process, a small titanium cylinder is placed into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth. This titanium dental implant fuses with your bone and provides a permanent anchorage for a crown.   This process of osseointegration can take anywhere between 3-6 months.  During this period of healing, temporary bridges or dentures can be made to help with cosmetic concerns.  After the implant becomes stabilized, a crown can be attached to the implant.