As an adult, losing a tooth can be a very upsetting experience. Not only does it affect the appearance of your smile, but it can also affect your speech and dental function. The remaining teeth can start to shift or have trouble fitting together properly, leading to other dental problems. With modern tooth replacements, especially dental implants, there is no reason to suffer the complications of a missing tooth. Dental implants recreate the tooth from root to crown.

The process of getting a dental implant is a bit lengthier and more involved than that of another tooth replacement like a bridge or a partial denture. Read on as Dr. Robert Milner, who places dental implants in Mission Viejo, describes the process of getting a dental implant. Read more