Are there gaps and spaces between your teeth? Do you have permanent teeth missing from your smile? To restore the beauty and functionality of your smile, Dr. Holbrook may recommend dental implants. Dental implants consist of a titanium implant post and a restoration. The implant post is surgically placed in your jawbone by our dentist, where it acts as replacement tooth roots. The restoration that is attached to the implant post can be a dental crown, dental bridge, or dentures.
When placing a dental implant, our dentist will first surgically place the implant post into the bone socket of your missing tooth. During the healing process, your jawbone will grow around the implant post. This makes the post a permanent part of your smile. A connector post called an abutment is attached to the implant post to hold your new tooth. Our dentist will make impressions of your teeth and a model of your bite so a restoration can be constructed. When it is ready, the restoration will be connected to the abutment.
We encourage you to contact Randall Dental Associates in Lewisville today to learn more and to schedule a consultation with our dentist. We are excited to restore your smile!