Single Tooth Implants
Single-tooth implants are used when one or more teeth are missing. An implant is surgically placed in an opening in the jawbone. After the implant integrates (attaches) to the bone, it acts as a new “root” for the crown that replaces the missing tooth. A crown (cap), which is made to look like a natural tooth, is attached to the implant and fills the space left in the mouth by the missing tooth.
For this procedure to work, there must be enough bone in the jaw as the bone has to be strong enough to hold and support the implant.