Dental implants have been available for many years. With new technology and materials, today the dental implant is the best option for most patients.
A dental implant replaces the root of the tooth. The implant provides a strong foundation for a crown to replace the missing tooth or teeth. An Oral Surgeon or Periodontist places the implant into the bone. It takes 4 to 6 months for the implant to heal and become stable. Once healed Dr. Newsome will attach an abutment to the implant which acts as your tooth and a crown is placed over the abutment restoring your smile.