Single dental implants are the perfect, easy solution for one or more missing teeth. There are several parts to the dental implant process.
The actual implant replaces the tooth root, and are usually made of titanium. Once the implant is fully bonded to the jawbone, an abutment, which can be made of gold, titanium or porcelain is attached to the implant with a screw. The abutment, shaped like a small tooth, connects the implant to the crown. The crown is custom shaped and colored to look like your natural teeth. It is attached either by being screwed to the abutment, or cemented in place.
Crowns can be made wider to close a gap, or thinner to fit in between crowded teeth. You and your Delray Family Dentist will discuss the best fit for your crown.
Single tooth implants will look and perform like your natural teeth, and should be cared for in the same way. Regular brushing and flossing is important, and will keep your implant in good shape. With proper care, single implants can last 25 years or more.