At EK Dental Surgery we don’t like saying the words, “That tooth has got to come out,” but sometimes we have to. And in some cases, patients come to us already missing a tooth. In cases like this dental implants should be considered as an option to replace a failing or missing tooth.
Dental implants are surgically implanted artificial teeth placed in the bone where the natural tooth originally was. An implant typically consists of a titanium alloy screw in place of a tooth root, with a dental crown placed on top to complete the procedure.
Together the screw and crown form a complete, permanent replacement tooth with almost the exact characteristics of a natural tooth.