Those of you I've smiled at in person the last year or so know I am missing one of my front teeth. Today, I had the second-stage procedure for the implant they installed some months ago.
What this entails is having the post (onto which the crown will be placed) attached to the implant. So if you look in my mouth now you'll see a grey post sticking out of the gum in the front of upper jaw.
In another month they'll take an impression so that they can make a crown, and after that they'll install the new crown.
Not quite in time for Christmas, but soon!