Aug 01, 2016

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Sure, “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” is a cute song, and children missing either one or both of their front teeth are endearing and adorable. But, for adults, missing a tooth can be a source of embarrassment, especially if it’s missing from the front of your smile, and there is nothing like a healthy, bright smile to present a confident, friendly face to the world.

The good news is replacing a missing tooth is increasingly easier as oral care continues to advance. Single implants are a permanent way to replace missing teeth and actually benefit your oral health. A single implant is a titanium post, which is surgically centered into your jawbone, right below your gum line. Once that post is implanted, your dentist will be able to attach the replacement tooth, also called a crown or cap. It’s a multi-step process completed over a period of time spanning between several months up to a year, depending on the condition of your gums and jawbone.

Here, we’ll take you through the basic steps involved with a single implant so that you can consider whether this route is right for you.