Implant crowns dentistry is one of the more popular and effective ways to replace teeth that are missing. An implant crown is a titanium “screw/appliance” that is inserted in the bone where the missing tooth used to be. The surgical placement is done either by a Periodontist or an Oral Surgeon. Dr. Gilbert works with various surgeons in the area and will guide the patient in the selection of both the surgeon and implant system. Once the implant is placed, 2-6 months of healing is required before the patient is ready to have the implant restored/crowned. Dr. Gilbert, as a general dentist, steps in and places the crown which is cemented to the implant abutment.