What are Dental Implants Used For?

There are multiple uses for dental implants. Dr. Bradley Dean and his professional dental team offer dental implant treatments to replace one or more missing teeth. Learn more below:

Dental Implants for seniors in Plano TX

Single or Multiple Dental Implants

Dental implants consist of titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw bone and covered with abutments. After a healing period of 3 to 6 months, the posts are capped off with permanent dental crowns which are custom-fabricated to look like your natural missing tooth. The restoration is made from a highly durable ceramic material that is both stain and decay resistant. The dental crown will be color-matched and shaped to blend seamlessly with your adjacent teeth.

Dental Bridges

Multiple consecutive teeth can be replaced with a dental bridge. A dental bridge can be secured using dental implants. After the implants are placed they will be allowed to heal for 3-6 months. During this time patients are typically fit with a temporary bridge depending on the location of missing teeth. Once the implants have healed, patients will receive a final custom-designed dental bridge.


Whole arches of teeth can be replaced with dentures. Modern dentures look more natural, fit more comfortably, and provide a more secure bite than ever before. New or existing dentures can be secured using dental implants. As little as 4 implants can be surgically placed in the jaw or face and used to anchor a denture arch in place with All on Four®. Implant supported dentures improve comfort, function and the appearance of the denture. Patients enjoy long-term oral health benefits and a more confident smile.

Implant-secured dentures also offer many benefits to patients. This solution:

  • Improves function of bite
  • Provides a more stable and secure denture
  • Improves speech & chewing mobility
  • Supports bone retention
  • Supports gum health
  • Prevents gum recession