Dental implants are the MOST NATURAL way to replace a missing tooth. They are better than other older alternative options like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered or reshaped to replace the missing tooth.
Our office uses Mini Dental Implants (a.k.a MDI's) instead of traditional Standard Diameter Implants (a.k.a. SDI's). The dental implant is gently placed after one or two visits. The entire process takes on average about 3 months from the time a tooth is removed until the time the implant and the crown are finished, and bonded into place.
To put it simply, a dental implant is an artificial metal tooth root that is used to replace your missing natural tooth root. Once the implant is placed, our Team will create a beautiful all-porcelain crown with our CEREC and glue it onto the implant the same day in most cases. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant, it will feel just like one of your own teeth.