Finding a natural looking, long lasting for replacing missing teeth can be a nerve-racking process for some patients. At Apex Dental in Northborough, MA, Dr. Robert Gautheir leads a team of experienced dentist and staff who are dedicated to helping each of our patients achieve a healthier smile. When missing teeth are left untreated, patients are at a higher risk of developing gum disease, further tooth loss tooth decay, infection, and bone loss.
Dr. Gauthier can work with you to determine if a dental implant is right for you. Dr. Gauthier performs all stages of the dental implant process to ensure a quality result. To learn more about dental implants or to determine if dental implants are the right tooth replacement option for you, visit Apex Dental in Northborough, MA. To schedule a consultation, call (508) 506-1691 or schedule a consultation online.
Single Tooth Dental Implant
A single tooth dental implant can be used to replace one missing tooth. Dental implants are designed to replace the natural tooth root. Over the course of a few months, the dental implant will fuse into the jawbone to create a strong foundation to support your final restoration. For patients replacing a single tooth, the final restoration will be a dental crown.
A single tooth dental implant is made of three parts: the dental implant, the abutment, and the dental crown. The dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. Typically, a dental implant will need three to six months to heal fully. During this time, we may fit you for a temporary dental restoration.
Once the dental implant fuses into the jaw bone, your dentist will attach your custom made abutment. The abutment is the connector between the dental implant and the dental crown. Impressions of the teeth are taken to create a custom-designed dental crown.
Once the dental crown is fabricated, Dr. Gauthier will remove the temporary restoration and carefully secure your dental crown to the abutment. In the end, patients will have a natural looking, beautiful solution for their missing teeth.
If you have a missing a single tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in our Shrewsbury, M; Westborough, MA; and Northborough, MA area cosmetic dentist office