Dental implants are used for long term treatment of a missing tooth. A missing tooth will cause the surrounding teeth to break faster and become distressed. A missing tooth can also lead to the jaw bone structure to alter and change the anatomy of the face. Using implants as an alternative of a natural tooth, Dr. Truvan can restore a lost tooth. Dental implants has a titanium screw, imitating a actual tooth root. A implant crown will be placed over the implant itself to create a functioning tooth. If you would like to see if you are a candidate for implant treatment, Dr. Truvan at Dentistry of Alexandria can customize a personalized treatment plan suitable for the patient.