The Challenge: “M” lost his upper left lateral tooth due to an accident. He wanted the strongest and best looking replacement tooth possible. “M” also requested that we improve his smile in the process. The Solution: First, we whitened “M.’s” teeth. Then I restored the missing tooth with an all-ceramic crown over a dental implant. I also removed decay near the gum-line on several front teeth and placed tooth colored fillings.
Dental implants are the ideal, state-of-the-art way to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Over the 40+ years dental implants have been in use, they have proven to be extremely reliable and long lasting. Implants are free-standing & do not depend on neighboring natural teeth for support. Implant restorations CANNOT get decay. Dental implants are NOT like orthopedic implants (artificial hips and knees) in that patients say they are virtually pain-free during and after their placement.