Richard Fossum, DDS
2534 Blue Meadow Drive, Temple, TX 76502
(254) 778-3900  

Dental Implants in Temple

An incomplete smile can diminish your appearance, cause a lack of self-confidence and are a serious health concern, too. Thankfully, there’s a restorative dentistry solution that can help. With her extensive training and experience, Dr. Elmore can place and restore dental implants, performing all facets of your restoration in one location. Using dental implants can permanently revitalize compromised smiles and promote long-lasting oral health.

Not every patient is a candidate for dental implants, though. That’s why we also provide services like bone grafting, sinus lifts, and soft tissue grafting with Alloderm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix. With one of these great services, Dr. Elmore can help you improve your bone density and restore gum tissue lost as a result of gum disease.

How do Implants Work?

A dental implant involves placing a titanium tooth root with a custom crown or other prosthetic place on top. Many patients prefer implants to traditional dentures, partials, and bridges because of their realistic look and feel. And in some cases, an implant restoration may require fewer changes to your natural smile.

Dental implants can be used to restore multiple teeth with a partial denture or a full denture. If you’re an implant dentistry candidate—or if you’ve just become one thanks to a soft tissue graft, an onlay graft, or a sinus lift—Dr. Elmore, will insert tiny titanium posts into your jawbone, one for each replacement tooth or a few to secure a prosthetic. In the case of an overdenture, fewer implants than normal are needed. Over time, your jawbone will heal around the titanium root-like posts. Then, our team will attach your replacement teeth to restore dental function and esthetics. Your entire implant procedure will be completed in our Temple office, eliminating in most cases the need to see a specialist.

Call our dental office today to schedule your implant dentistry consultation with Dr. Fossum or Dr. Elmore. We give Temple and surrounding areas customized care for fantastic smiles.