If you have just a single missing tooth, a dental implant with a permanent porcelain crown is the way to go. While it can take several appointments to complete, the result is a beaming smile that can stay with you for life.
At the start of your treatment, you will be assessed by your dentist so that a clear treatment plan can be discussed and put in place. Exactly how your dental implant treatment plan unfolds depends on the type of implant and the condition of your jawbone.
Next, we take an impression of your teeth and refer you for a CBCT scan. This scan will allow us to clearly see your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and the supporting bone, all in a single scan (we think that’s cool!).
This is followed up with the dental implant placement appointment. If bone grafting is required, it’ll be done at the same time. In this appointment, we will replace your missing tooth root with the dental implant. The implant is a sturdy titanium post that looks very similar to a screw. By the end of this appointment, you will have completed the first stage of the treatment.
Stage two begins a few months later once the implant has fused with your jaw bone. We start by taking an impression so we can ensure the closest fit for your permanent crown.
When your permanent crown is ready, we’re ready! An appointment is schedule for the final placement where we fix the crown to the dental implant. Your crown will be a natural-looking match that functions just like your natural teeth.
Once set you’re good to go with a brilliant smile and a set of teeth ready to get back to eating, breathing, laughing and smiling with confidence.