What are dental implants?

If you are missing one or more teeth, we may recommend dental implants to enhance your smile and improve your overall oral health. Dental implants are designed to replace your entire tooth, from your tooth root to the crown and cusp of the tooth above the gumline. Placing a dental implant is a surgical treatment that takes place over the course of many months, resulting in a permanent, beautiful new smile. We understand how losing a tooth can impact multiple aspects of your life, and we provide dental implants in Plano, Texas to give you a reason to smile again.

How are dental implants placed?

When it has been decided that dental implants are right for your smile, we will first surgically implant a small metal screw into your jawbone. This acts as your new tooth root. Then, an attachment post called an abutment is connected to the implant, protruding through the gums. Together, these posts provide a stable anchor for your new, artificial tooth, which is normally a crown, bridge, or denture. If you are considering dental implants as a tooth replacement option you would like to explore, please call us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kirk E. Kooker, our kind dentist. We are eager to help restore your beautiful smile.