One Tooth Missing

Benefits of an all-ceramic crown on implant:
When the possibility of restoring a tooth is in question, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

In some cases, the tooth can be removed, an implant placed, then a temporary crown used for esthetic restoration.  This results in immediately tooth replacement, shorter treatment time, fewer procedures  and minimized pain.

  • Immediately functioning teeth
  • Excellent esthetic result
  • Life long, stable solution


This procedure normally includes just a few office visits to the your general dentist and Oral Surgeon. Most patients return to work the day after having the implant placed.


If you have questions or have been referred to our surgeons for dental implant treatment, set up a consultation appointment to discuss treatment, what to expect and anesthesia options.





Tooth Removal, Immediate Implant and Temporary Crown – STEP-BY-STEP

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your surgeon to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.


 1: Before the procedure
The oral surgeon and general dentist do an examination and takes x-rays images, and models for treatment planning.  In most cases a surgical guide in constructed for accurate implant placement.


2: Placing the implant
The tooth is removed , then using the surgical guide, the implant is placed.  A temporary abutment and crown are then placed as well.  This allow for immediate replacement of the tooth.   A healing timer of 3-4 months allows the bone to bond to the implant.

3: Attaching the new crown
The final step is the placement of the permanent ceramic tooth.
  4: End result
You should expect the new tooth to fit and function just like a natural tooth. Usual dental hygiene is suggested to keep the tooth and gum around it clean and healthy.


  Tooth-supported fixed bridge
A traditional bridge involves grinding down adjacent teeth to support the bridge. It is a stable solution with fairly good esthetics and function. However, this alternative has two main disadvantages: continuous bone resorption in the missing tooth area, and sacrificing healthy teeth by griding them down on behalf of the bridge.
  Removable partial denture
This is not a permanent alternative to a lost tooth. It is unstable and loosely attached, which affects both function and comfort. A removable partial denture is made of plastic – a material that can't create the same esthetic result as a ceramic crown. The benefits are few but do exist: adjacent teeth aren't affected. It is relatively quickly installed and somewhat less expensive. 
  Resin-bonded bridge
This alternative has some possible advantages: it is functions fairly well and, since it is made of ceramic, it gives an acceptable esthetic result. Moreover, natural healthy teeth are minimally affected. But it is not very permanent. The resin-bonded bridge will eventually come off – usually after a few of years – and will then have to be reinstalled.