Implant-retained crowns can be used to replace a single missing tooth. The implant is first surgically placed into the jaw, where it is allowed to heal for 3-6 months. Once the jaw has healed, the crown or bridge is placed using the implant as a retaining foundation. The wait is important as it allows the implant to fuse with the natural bone. No need to worry, before you leave we will fit your gap with a temporary tooth to protect it as well as avoid any discomfort between visits. These crowns are made to look and feel like your natural teeth and can last for decades.