Dental implants are often the preferred method of restoring an extracted tooth. Often bridges will need to alter healthy teeth to accommodate the new bridge. With implants no such alteration is needed to healthy teeth and the end product is much more natural and maintenance free. The overall process can take a while to finish, but the end product is a much more robust and structurally sound solution to missing teeth than bridges or dentures.
The procedures needed for a new implant can take a few months to complete as time is needed for healing in between each stage of the procedure. After the first assessment with your doctor a specialist will be referred to surgically place the fixture. After a healing period of 3 to 6 months the fixture will be ready to receive the crown. After the crown is placed your smile will be back to normal, looking and feeling just like it used to.