Are you missing one or more of your permanent teeth? If you wish to restore your smile, ask Dr. Edward B. Miller about dental implants in Duncanville, Texas. A dental implant is made up of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration. The dental implant post is surgically placed in your jawbone by a specialist, where it acts as replacement tooth roots. The dental restoration, which can be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or dentures, is attached to the top of the implant post by our dentist.
If you choose dental implants, a specialist will surgically place the dental implant post in the bone socket of the missing tooth. As your jawbone heals, it grows around the dental implant post. This process, which takes six to twelve weeks, makes the dental implant a permanent part of your smile. A small connector post called an abutment is attached to the top of the dental implant post. Our dentist will then take impressions of your teeth so that a dental restoration can be constructed. When the dental restoration is complete, it is attached to the abutment.
We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.