Dentistry has advanced by leaps and bounds in the last 50 years. One of the biggest achievements we made is the ability to replace a missing tooth. This can now be done with something called a dental implant.
An implant is a small component that is painlessly “implanted” into your mouth. This is usually done by a dental specialist. The implant usually takes a period of about 3 months to heal under your gums before we put the “tooth” part on top, which consists of an abutment and a crown. Dental implants cost much less than the price of fixing damage that can occur to your remaining teeth when a missing tooth is not replaced.
If you think that you might need an implant or would like to check to see if dental implants are covered by your insurance, give Dr. Byrnes a call or make an appointment today.