When you have a missing or broken down tooth, there are several ways you can replace it. The best way to replace a tooth is to use a dental implant, as it is the most natural acting and longest lasting tooth replacement option.
The dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that is placed into your jaw. A crown is then placed on top of the implant, which will now act as your replacement tooth. Dental implants are the strongest, longest-lasting and most lifelike replacement option for missing teeth.
Here is how an implant is placed:
- First, the doctor will perform any necessary extractions.
- Then, the implant post is placed into your jaw.
- After that, a connecting piece, called an abutment, is placed on top of the post.
- Finally, your dentist will place a crown on the abutment to replace the tooth that is missing.
If you have multiple missing or broken down teeth, dental implants can also be used to give you a stable denture or bridge. Implant supported dentures and bridges are stronger, healthier and longer lasting than any other tooth replacement option.
Doctors Rapoport and Schuler can do any needed tooth extractions, place the implants, and give you functional replacement teeth all in the same day!