Restorative Dentistry

Dental Implant Restorations

Nicknamed “nature’s rival,” dental implants provide a durable, attractive, and long-lasting way to replace missing teeth. Whether you need a single tooth or want to secure a denture, partial, or bridge, dental implants deliver unparalleled results. Dr. Franks restores dental implants at our Harlingen dental office to create smiles that look and feel fantastic.

Benefits of dental implants include:

  • Unsurpassed longevity
  • Prevention of jawbone loss that occurs when teeth are missing
  • Support for facial muscles, which results in a more youthful appearance
  • Clear articulation
  • No diet restrictions
  • Existing teeth won’t drift out of position
  • No special cleaning and maintenance regimen
  • Independent stability – no creams, suction, clasps, or crowns

Dental Implants 101

A tooth has two parts, the root, and the crown. Dental implants mimic this structure with a tiny titanium post placed in the jaw (root) and topped with a single replacement tooth or other prosthetic (crown).

After a surgeon secures the biocompatible posts in your jawbone, a process called osseointegration occurs in which your bone fuses with the posts to form a firm foundation for your new smile. Dr. Franks works closely with leading implant dentists for surgery, then, in our office, he mounts custom replacement teeth. Patients enjoy comfortably functioning attractive smiles and newfound freedom.

Dental implants boast a 95-98% success rate and have the potential to last a lifetime. We invite you to find out if you are a candidate for this modern restorative solution.

Since 1976, Dr. Franks has served families in Harlingen, San Benito, Mercedes, Weslaco, and surrounding areas by providing comfortable, compassionate, comprehensive dental care. Call today to reserve your dental implants consultation with Dr. Franks and learn how you can achieve dental health and longevity. We can’t wait to make you smile!