Dental Implants

When it comes to replacing lost teeth, dental implants are regarded as the best treatment option. This is because dental implants have an incredibly long life span and provide durable bases for natural looking restorations. Unlike other tooth replacement methods, implant dentistry addresses the loss of the roots of teeth whereas common prosthetics like dentures and bridges only replace the visible portions of missing teeth. Dr. Golab offers dental implant consultations to those interested in reviewing their tooth replacement options.



Dental implants are prosthetics made of titanium. They are only a few millimeters in diameter and somewhat resemble the appearance of a screw because of its ridged texture and tapered end. Implants are embedded into the jawbone so that they can later be used to hold restorations like dental crowns or bridges to complete the tooth replacement process.

Once the dental implant becomes stabilized, a person will receive his or her restoration. The restoration is attached to an abutment on the implant and will provide the surface needed to bite and chew food. Restorations are custom made so that they fit properly over the implant’s abutment and in between existing teeth.




Implant dentistry offers unique advantages when compared to conventional prosthetics. Since dental implants are rooted in the jaw, patients will not experience the movement of prosthetics and restorations during oral function. Another reason implants are beneficial to patients is because they keep bone supported. Those who lose teeth tend to lose bone density in the jaw due to the roots of teeth no longer being present to keep bone stimulated.

Beyond increasing oral function and preserving the health of precious tissue, dental implants make for beautiful replacement teeth, too. When patients choose lifelike materials such as porcelain for their restorations, they will enjoy a replacement tooth that is indiscernible from biological teeth.



While dental implants are wonderful for replacing teeth, they are not always right for every patient. People who might be encouraged to seek other treatment options include those with a history of periodontal disease, extreme bone deterioration in the jaw, or health issues that make healing from surgical procedures more difficult.

The only way to determine who makes a good candidate for dental implants is to schedule a consultation with an implant dentist. Call us today to find out if implants meet your needs.

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Common Dental Implant Questions

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a prosthetic used to replace the missing structure of teeth below the gums. Implants replace the roots of teeth so that a person can enjoy prosthetics that increase oral function to optimal levels and provide a long lasting solution to tooth loss. A dental implant is embedded into the jawbone through a surgical procedure. It is a titanium component that resembles the appearance of a screw, in that it has ridges and a tapered end. On the wider end of the dental implant is an abutment used to anchor the restoration attached.

Dental implants are widely considered the go-to method for replacing lost teeth because they are incredibly durable and able to greatly increase oral function after tooth loss. Moreover, a dental implant supports the oral health system by keeping bone active.

Dental implant vs bridges: What’s best for you?

Dental implants and bridges are two common ways to address tooth loss. Bridges are prosthetics used to replace consecutive teeth. A bridge is made from dental crowns, which are connected to replace missing teeth. Each end of the bridge connects to biological teeth.

Bridges are different from dental implants in a few ways, however. A bridge only replaces the visible surfaces of teeth but not the roots whereas a dental implant replaces the roots of teeth and holds a restoration to replace visible tooth structure.

If a patient is a candidate for dental implants, it is normally recommended that patients receive implants over bridges for his or her tooth replacement needs. This is because dental implants are long lasting, able to preserve bone by keeping it active, and can restore oral function to optimal levels.

How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?

There are a few different sizes of dental implants. Implants with the larger diameters are normally reserved for single tooth replacement where implants smaller in diameter might be used to anchor bridges and dentures.

How much do dental implants cost?

Since patients can have widely different needs and experiences, the cost of dental implants varies from circumstance to circumstance. Sometimes other procedures like grafts or tooth extractions are necessary prior to embedding dental implants. Beyond the various elements of a person’s situational needs, another factor that contributes to the cost of implants is the materials used to make the restorations for them. Some materials are more expensive than others. For example, silver or gold tends to be less expensive than porcelain but many people invest in porcelain because it is a lifelike, beautiful material.

When it comes to the cost of dental implants, it is best to speak with our team after an initial consultation. After treatment recommendations have been made based on your situation, we can provide cost estimates.


Meet Dr. Golab

Dr. Jonathan Golab graduated from the University of Toronto in 1987. His first degree was in Physiology, the other in Pharmacology. He then went on to complete his dental studies at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1990.

Currently, Dr. Golab is a Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, seeking his accreditation, held by only 258 dentists in the world. Dr. Golab seeks to complete his fellowship in the American Academy of General Dentistry, an honor shared by only 1% of dentists worldwide. Dr. Golab also is seeking his fellowship in the Academy of Contemporary Esthetics, a distinct honor among cosmetic dentists.


Dr. Golab is the recipient of multiple awards due to his standards of excellence in patient care. Most recently, he has been named The Best Family Dentist and The Best Cosmetic Dentist by the readers of Living Magazine. He has also been recognized as the Best Cosmetic Dentist in the region by News Connection. From 2005 to 2011, he was named Best Dentist-Denton County by readers of the Flower Mound Leader, and received the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Dentist and Best Cosmetic Dentist of Denton County in 2012 and 2013.