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Single Implant (Posterior- Healing Cap)

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close up of an implantA dental implant can be used to replace a missing tooth. By substituting the root of the missing tooth, it prevents further serious complications that can arise if the missing tooth is left untreated. It usually requires multiple appointments to complete.
gums with an empty place for an implantFirst, the site is prepared for placing the implant.
an implant body is being insertedNext, the implant body is placed into the bone, along with a special healing cap. The site is given time to heal.
side view of healing gumsYour dentist will monitor the healing process and can provide a temporary tooth to fill the empty space.
a set of gums healingWhen the site is fully healed, the healing cap is removed and replaced with the abutment, which serves as the base of your new tooth.
a crown being placed over the abutmentFinally, the crown is placed over the abutment and cemented into place.
a clean set of teethYour tooth is now restored to optimal shape and function.
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