How do you replace a missing tooth with something that is permanent?
Bridge or Implant.
Implant: a crown that is supported by the implant independent of the adjacent teeth
Bridge: the surrounding teeth are filed down and crowns are placed on those filed teeth which serve to anchor/support the missing tooth crown
What are the components of a Dental Implant?
1. Dental Implant (titanium screw)
2. Abutment (connects Dental Implant to Implant Crown)
3. Implant Crown (what you see in the mouth)
Why do you bone graft a socket?
You bone graft a socket to prevent the bone from shrinking therefore allowing ideal Dental Implant placement
What is a Sinus Lift?