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If you have a missing tooth that is evident in your smile, it can leave you feeling uncomfortable with your appearance. Without timely restoration, the structural void can cause alignment issues in the neighboring teeth. One of the most effective ways to prevent this from happening is to have your dentist, Dr. James Gunelson, install a dental implant.

The dental implant can be installed into your mouth during a single outpatient appointment that will require deep sedation. Then, Dr. James Gunelson will make a small incision in the gums to gain direct access to the underlying bone.

A narrow channel will be drilled directly into the bone in the empty socket and a titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse with natural bone tissues to provide a strong anchor for your dental crown.

Once the titanium abutment has been fully integrated with the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. James Gunelson will take an impression of the area to fit you for a porcelain crown. With proper care and cleaning, this will restore the full function and appearance of the missing tooth in your smile for many years to come.

If you’re interested in having a missing tooth in your smile restored by a dental implant in Stanley, Wisconsin, you should call 715-644-3601 to schedule an appointment at Stanley Hometown Dentistry LLC.