Are you missing a tooth? Perhaps one has decayed or has fallen out, or perhaps you’re simply missing an adult tooth where there should be one!
Don’t let a missing tooth stop you from having the smile you want! At Seaport Family Dentistry, our experts are highly trained and experienced in providing dental implants.
How Do Implants Work?
If you’re looking to replace a missing tooth, we can help!
At your first appointment, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants, which can be achieved by checking bone using a CT scan.
Next, our doctors will sit down with you and discuss the best course of action. At Seaport Family Dentistry, we use guided implant surgery for greater precision and a quicker healing time.
During your procedure, a small titanium post will be implanted into the bone. After being set, the bone will grow around the post, forming a tight connection. Once the implant is firmly set, your dentist will attach the replacement tooth onto the top of the shaft.
This procedure has its advantages. Because the implant is being attached to the bone, it does not stress the surrounding teeth. Should your new tooth wear out over time, another tooth can simply replace it on the shaft.
Be mindful that a missing tooth can cause your surrounding teeth to move over time. Replace your missing tooth as soon as possible and reclaim your smile!