Q: I am having a tooth removed. Is a dental implant a good solution for my tooth replacement?
A: Yes, a dental implant can be a very good solution for an individual who needs tooth replacement. A dental implant will match the surrounding natural teeth and function just as a natural tooth would, without any fear of the replacement tooth moving or coming loose.
The implant process includes the placement of a titanium implant directly into the upper or lower jaw bone, essentially replacing the root of the missing tooth. Once the implant has integrated with the bone, the dentist will make a replacement tooth or crown, to cover the implant and blend in with the natural teeth.