If you are restoring a single tooth, we’ll use something called an implant-retained crown. This will be connected directly to the implant using a small screw called an abutment. Your crown will be made entirely of dental porcelain, which is one of the strongest and most natural-looking materials available today. In fact, since the crown is held in place under the gum line just like a real tooth, it’ll perfectly blend in with the rest of your smile.
For a row of consecutive missing teeth, an implant-retained bridge is the perfect answer. You’ll have a single implant-retained crown placed, and this will be attached to prosthetic teeth that will seamlessly fill in the gap. When compared to traditional bridges, implant-retained bridges are much more stable, last longer, and they don’t require healthy teeth to be filed down to hold supporting crowns. This means they are able to give you your smile back while preserving more of your natural teeth.