Dentist Michael D. Doty, DDS has an in-depth understanding of the restorative procedures required to create high-quality dental implant crowns and implant-supported bridges and dentures to restore and replace your missing teeth. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant and dental crown are designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, can last a lifetime.
The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in your jawbone at the site of the missing tooth by a periodontist or oral surgeon with in-depth training in safe and accurate implant placement. This post replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental crown is stable. Prior to surgery, Dr. Doty will make a temporary tooth for the location. This “tooth” will be placed at the time of surgery, above the surface of the implant, to maintain the spacing between your teeth and shape the gum tissue around the implant site. Then a healing period is required to allow the bone to bond securely with the post. Following healing, Dr. Doty will place a custom-made dental implant crown and abutment on top of the implant post to restore the optimal health and function of your mouth and to help you feel confident to smile again!
For more information about the benefits of our implant crowns, and to schedule your implant crown, implant bridge, or implant denture consultation, please call to schedule an appointment at our office. We are pleased to provide restorations for dental implants in Abingdon, Virginia, so now you can look forward to sharing your beautiful smile too!