If you are missing one or more teeth, our friendly dentist may recommend dental implants. Dental implants are a wonderful choice for patients who are looking for a tooth replacement solution that is strong, stable, and long lasting. Dental implants are designed to last for a lifetime. The dental implant is a small screw or post, typically created from titanium, that is surgically inserted in the jawbone in the place of the missing tooth to replace the missing tooth root. During a period of healing, the gums will heal and the bone will begin to bond with the implant in a process called osseointegration. Dr. Tyler Carlson will then place the dental implant restoration. This part of the implant is designed to fit over the post and replaces the crown of the tooth, or the portion that is visible above the gums. Depending on your personal dental needs and on which teeth are missing, your dental implant restoration may be a dental crown, bridge, partial denture, or full denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile aesthetically and comfortably. To discover whether dental implants in Rock Springs, Wyoming are the right choice for restoring your smile, please contact us at White Mountain Dental today.