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To replace a missing or damaged tooth, a dental implant is the first big step to act as the root for a dental crown or dental bridge. Our dental associates here at Sonney Chong DMD strive to provide the best care for your teeth, and we can give you the comfort and usability of a new smile through a dental implant.

Your dentist will speak to you about which installment is going to best fit your smile as well as its visibility while smiling or speaking. This will also include whether the new tooth will be one (a crown) or more (a bridge). The new tooth will be made with composite resin or metal materials to get the right shade, fit, and shape.

For the surgical procedure, a metal post will be put into the jawbone to act as a root for the replacement tooth. In order to place this tooth, the bone around the implant has to heal, forming around the post to keep it in place. The artificial tooth will then be placed that day or later after the bone has healed, which may take several months depending on the type of fix needed.

Dental implants are the way to go to regain not only your smile but your ability to properly speak, eat, and chew food again. Our dental staff in Sacramento, California, are ready to assist you with a new dental implant. Give Sonney Chong DMD a call today at 916-421-3057 and arrange an appointment today!