A dental implant is essentially a replacement for a lost tooth root and offers support to a replacement dental crown. The small, biocompatible titanium root is surgically implanted into the jawbone, which then fuses to the bone as it heals (usually within 4-6 months). Then, the implant is topped with a connective abutment that will secure the lifelike dental crown, creating a lifelike replacement tooth that includes a root as well as a top portion.

Dr. Everett hates bad surprises as much as the next person. To ensure proper placement of the implant, Dr. Everett uses the latest technology in digital imaging and scanning to virtually plan/perform your surgery before setting up the first surgical appointment! By using the imaging provided by the CBCT, Dr. Everett can visualize the bone dimensions and make sure an implant can be placed in the ideal position. If he can’t place the implant in an ideal position, he will do foundation work via Guided Bone Regeneration.

Provisional Implant Restoration

Because healing can take several months after surgery, the permanent crown cannot typically be placed immediately afterwards. To maintain the space in your smile and prevent nearby teeth from crowding the area, Dr. Everett can craft and place a provisional (temporary) restoration immediately following your implant placement surgery.

Replace a Single Lost Tooth with a Dental Implant

If you’ve lost a tooth, then a dental implant and crown can offer the most lifelike and beneficial results. To find out if you qualify for a single tooth implant, schedule an appointment by emailing, or calling our office in Lubbock, TX at 806-686-1262. We offer a free consultation (typically valued at $400) that includes any radiographs Dr. Everett may need for proper diagnosis and to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs and desires.

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