Dental Implants Specialist

Harrison L. Parks, DDS -  - Periodontics

Waco Periodontics & Dental Implants

Harrison L. Parks, DDS

Periodontics & Dental Implants located in Waco, TX

Dental implants can enhance your smile, or even restore it fully. But, to get optimal results, you need a top-notch periodontist like Harrison Parks, DDS, MS, at Waco Periodontics & Dental Implants in Waco, Texas. Dr. Parks uses state-of-the-art dental implant products that are specially designed to help you enjoy great oral health while enhancing your smile. Book your appointment by calling the office or using the online tool now.

Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are teeth replacements. A dental implant is made up of an implant post, which is retained by your jawbone, and a replacement tooth that screws directly onto the implant post.

Dental implants are crafted from biocompatible titanium, a metal that fuses naturally with your jawbone to keep it stable. Implants are covered by a porcelain or porcelain composite crown, making them look like a natural healthy tooth. With dental implants, you can restore both the form and function of your teeth.

Waco Periodontics & Dental Implants uses BioHorizons® dental implants because they’re at the forefront of the field in terms of science and innovation. BioHorizons implants are strong, lightweight, and reliable, making them the ideal dental implants for great results.

Are dental implants right for me?

There are several situations in which dental implants might be the best solution for you, including situations when you have:

  • Missing teeth
  • Heavily decayed teeth that require extraction
  • Avulsed teeth (teeth completely displaced by trauma)

If you have one or more of these issues, Dr. Parks can evaluate you to determine whether you have sufficient bone health and gum tissue to support dental implants. If you don't, that doesn't rule dental implants out. Dr. Parks can perform gum tissue grafts and bone grafts if needed to get you properly prepared for dental implants.

What are the different options in dental implants?

Waco Periodontics & Dental Implants offers several different options in dental implants, including:

Single-unit implants

A single-unit dental implant replaces one tooth. This is often the best option if you have healthy teeth other than one that's severely damaged or decayed.


Dental implant bridges include two or more side-by-side dental implants. Dental implant bridges are better than traditional dental bridges because they use your jaw bone for support instead of relying on your natural teeth to keep them in place.


The All-on-4 system has four implants per arch. These strategically placed dental implants support bridges that replace all teeth in your top or bottom arch. The All-on-4 system is often a good choice for anyone who needs full teeth replacement (the top arch, the bottom arch, or both arches) but wants to avoid the difficulties that come with removable dentures.

Dr. Parks can discuss your needs and goals to help you choose the right dental implant option for you.

Use the online appointment maker or call Waco Periodontics & Dental Implants to learn more about dental implants now.