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Losing a tooth to untreated decay, extraction or dental avulsion can significantly impair your ability to chew food. Some people choose to have the tooth restored by a dental bridge. In time, they might complain that the restoration doesn’t feel as strong as the original tooth.

One of the most effective ways to prevent this is to have Dr. Todd A. Williams fully restore the tooth with a dental implant. This is a titanium abutment that is installed directly into the socket. A natural process, called osseointegration, will gradually integrate the bone tissues to fuse with the titanium.

Once total fusion has been attained, Dr.Todd A. Williams can take an impression and start the process of fitting the abutment for a standard dental crown. The material they recommends for the crown will vary depending on the tooth’s location in your mouth. Most crowns are made from either porcelain, gold, or a blend of base metal alloy. Porcelain crowns can be shaded to match the tooth enamel of the surrounding teeth, making them a good choice for restoring a tooth in your smile.

If you need to have a tooth restored with a dental implant in Dallas, Texas, you should call 214-691-0101 to schedule an appointment at Williams and Williams Facial and Oral Surgery.