At its core, a dental implant is a titanium post inserted into the jawbone. Bone loves titanium so much, it will actually fuse to the titanium and incorporate it into the jawbone.
Dr. Merrill uses cutting-edge 3D imaging technology to evaluate the quality of your jawbone and determine the best course of action. Once the implant is stable, the tooth is ready to be restored. For a single tooth, this typically involves taking an impression and making a crown. For multiple teeth or denture attachment, the process requires taking a mold of the mouth and possible additional steps.
In our practice, we are able to skip the lab wait time because we fabricate most of our single implant crowns right in the office. Through the wonders of Cerec technology, Dr. Merrill designs and makes virtually all his own implant crowns, meaning you have less time to wait for that perfect new tooth!