In most cases, an implant crown is now considered the best treatment option for replacing a missing tooth. In general, this process involves two steps: surgical placement of the implant body, followed by placement of a new crown, once the implant has integrated into the surrounding bone. Typically, a healing period of 2–4 months is necessary after implant surgery to allow the implant to fully integrate. Short, post operative appointments are usually necessary after an implant is placed in order to monitor the healing and integration process. Once the implant body has fully integrated, an impression is taken, and a new implant crown is made.
This video highlights the process of replacing a missing tooth with an implant crown: