Dr. Amy Shoumer and her team are experts at implant dentistry. Patients require an implant when they are missing a tooth; the implant provides a long term permanent solution to the problem, and are a wonderful alternative to dentures or bridges. Your lifetime oral care is better and the resulting implant and new tooth are a natural looking and durable addition to your smile.
With an implant, there are several steps. The first is the placement of the implant itself, which is an anchor which resembles the root of a tooth, and is inserted into the jawbone at the location of the missing tooth. We coordinate your care with implant specialists locally for the best results. The next step is osseointegration, which is when the bone grows around the implant, making it more secure and stable. This step may take several months. The final step is when Dr. Shoumer places the new tooth (called a “crown”). The new tooth will have been coordinated as to the size, shape, and color of your other teeth accurately so that it appears naturally in your smile. This new tooth is built by a specialty lab, and during the time when it is being built, Dr. Shoumer may place a “temporary crown” so that your appearance, eating, and speech is fully functional.