When a tooth has been lost, usually the best replacement is a dental implant. Dr. Greg Atwood works closely with local dental specialists who place a titanium implant where the root of the tooth once was. The implant is left at the level of the gum for a few months during which time the jaw bone actually fuses and bonds with the dental implant, securely connecting it to the rest of the jaw. Once this occurs, our dentist will attach a crown shaped like the natural tooth to the dental implant, allowing you to eat, brush, floss, and smile, as you would with a natural tooth. Call Atwood Family Dental today to learn more about the benefits of dental implants in Odessa, Texas.