If you are restoring a single tooth, we’ll use something called an implant-retained crown. This will be connected directly to the implant using a small screw called an abutment. Your crown will be made entirely of dental porcelain, which is one of the strongest and most natural-looking materials available today. In fact, since the crown is held in place under the gum line just like a real tooth, it’ll perfectly blend in with the rest of your smile.
For a row of consecutive missing teeth, an implant-retained bridge is the perfect answer. You’ll have a single implant-retained crown placed, and this will be attached to prosthetic teeth that will seamlessly fill in the gap. When compared to traditional bridges, implant-retained bridges are much more stable, last longer, and they don’t require healthy teeth to be filed down to hold supporting crowns. This means they are able to give you your smile back while preserving more of your natural teeth.
As many of you may know, Governor Abbott has ordered all non-emergency dental procedures to cease through April 21, 2020. What this means is that the only procedures that can be done have to be emergencies or medically necessary. If you are having what you feel is an emergency, please contact Dr. Davis on her cell phone at 903-752-0454.
While we are sad that we are not able to see your smiling faces right now, we hope that you and your families are healthy and safe. We miss all of you but are hopeful that this temporary break will help beat this terrible virus.
We will do everything that we can to help you reschedule your appointments to a time that is convenient for you after the break. If you have not heard from us already, you will be hearing from us soon.
Be safe, and we will see you soon!
Dr. Davis and Team