Dental Implant for Single Tooth Replacement

Replacing a missing back tooth with an implant can prevent collapse of the surrounding teeth and can also help prevent gum and bone problems. The single tooth replacement procedure is simple. The site is prepared and the implant is placed into the jawbone. The implant is then allowed to heal. After the healing occurs a post is attached to the implant with a screw. An implant supported denture  or a crown made from porcelain can then be cemented onto the implant post, providing a functional and aesthetic result.