Implants are the most modern way to replace missing teeth or just one missing tooth. Implants consist of two major parts. One is a screw like the part that gets inserted into your jawbone under your gum and the other is the artificial tooth or series of teeth that get cemented on top of the screw or screws. Together they feel and function like permanent teeth. They have no chance of further decay, no need to take them out of your mouth, no more hassles!
Placing an implant is usually a two-step procedure. First, the implant is surgically placed in the bone through your gum. This is a minor procedure done as an outpatient under local anesthetic by our periodontist very routinely. Once that is done there is a healing period during which the implant fuses with the bone and becomes a part of your jaw. Next, a tooth is put on top of the implant permanently. All you need to do after that is get regular cleanings and check-ups like you would for your other teeth.
Tooth failed due to decay and infection
Tooth replaced by an implant retained bridge