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Having a tooth extracted can severely compromise the function and appearance of your mouth. One of the most effective ways for Dr. Ernesto Prida to treat this problem and replace the tooth is to recommend a dental implant.

The process of placing a dental implant in McKinney, Texas, starts with your dentist referring you to an endodontist or oral surgeon. They will install a titanium abutment into your gums and underlying jawbone.

They will make a narrow channel in the bone and a titanium abutment will then be screwed into the channel. Titanium is known for being biologically safe and it will actually fuse with your natural bone, which will create a very firm anchor for a crown.

Once your gums have healed and the titanium implant has been fully integrated into the surrounding bone, Dr. Ernesto Prida can fit you for crown. The material he recommends will be based on the tooth’s primary function in your mouth and appearance in your smile.

If you have had a tooth recently extracted, you should call Stone Lodge Dental at 214-613-1500 to see if you’re a good candidate for a dental implant.