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Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to fill in the gap, or gaps, created by missing teeth. If you’re missing a tooth, it’s important to have Dr. Leatherwood take a look at the problem. Your other teeth will begin to shift to fill the hole, which will change your bite and can increase your chances of other oral damage. Dental implants are a two-step process. Dr. Leatherwood will refer you to a great oral surgeon who will perform the first step and place a titanium rod into your jawbone. Once you’re ready for the next part of the procedure, Dr. Leatherwood will attach an abutment to your dental implant. After the abutment is in place, our staff can connect your handcrafted crown to complete your treatment. No one will have to know about your former tooth trauma, thanks to the dental implant restoration offered from the team at Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dentures, Partials and Bridges

If you’re missing a tooth or teeth, you’re probably feeling self-conscious about the holes in your smile. Dentures, partial dentures, and bridges aren’t your only tooth replacement options in this day and age. Dental implants are restorations that offer the support, feel and function of natural teeth. You can work with Dr. Leatherwood to plan your smile solution today.

After you lose a tooth, more problems can be created from the response of your oral cavity. When a tooth is lost for any reason, the nerves within the empty socket along your gumline send a signal to your jawbone that it’s no longer needed. Your bone will begin to deteriorate and your gums can even recede just because there’s no longer anything to support in that spot, at therefore, your gums and bone no longer have a purpose. Don’t let your oral health be compromised when Dr. Leatherwood has dental implant restoration available to help counteract these effects!

 

Keeping Patients Comfortable

Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry was established with the goal of keeping patients comfortable and satisfied with the dentistry we provide. Take a look at our other available cosmetic dentistry services if you want to take your smile and entire appearance to the next level. Dr. Leatherwood sees patients from Corinth, Flower Mound, Lewisville, and surrounding communities from our Denton, TX office. Dr. Leatherwood also has sedation dentistry available if you find that visiting a dental office is a stressful ordeal. Ask our staff about which relaxation method is right for you when you call our office to schedule your appointment today.