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A duo of dentists leads the Spanish- and English-speaking staff at Family Dental of McKinney as they fill in gap-toothed grins with dental implants and abutments. During the two-hour treatment, techs implant a small screw made of titanium, known for its compatibility with human bodies and FM radio waves, into the jaw in place of a missing tooth’s root. Local anesthetic keeps gums comfortable during the process, and clients can resume regular activities, including eating, immediately after treatment. Once the screw fuses to the bone, it can anchor replacement teeth to gums securely, creating a bond stronger than the one between John and Yoko’s matching dentures.