If you’ve lost a tooth, Dr. Wollschlager may have recommended getting a dental implant to fill the empty space and allow for optimal function of your teeth. The dental implant itself is only a replacement for the root of the lost tooth. After the implant has been placed, you will then need to have the implant restored with a replacement tooth.
Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
To make the new tooth or teeth, we will make an impression of your existing teeth, creating a model of your bite. To provide the highest level of precision fit, we use an intra-oral scanner that digitizes the implant body and surrounding teeth.
This technology ensures the implant restoration blends seamlessly in your mouth with the rest of your teeth. The implant restoration is attached to the connector point (abutment) on your implant.
Replacing a lost tooth is essential to a healthy mouth and a healthy body. It will provide you with increased aesthetics of course, but will also improve your speech, ease of eating, and oral hygiene.