About Dr. Marshall May, DDS

Dr. Marshall May is an experienced, knowledgeable dentist who truly cares for his patients and enjoys getting to know them. In addition to being skilled in cosmetic and general dentistry, he has pursued advanced training in numerous areas such as molar root canal therapy, impacted wisdom tooth removal, and advanced practice management.

Dr. May completed his undergraduate work at Lubbock Christian University and then went on to complete dental school at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He practiced in Tyler, Texas, before joining Dr. Cannon at Troup Family Dental in September 2012. He is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and East Texas Dental Society.Meet the team ยป

Dental Implant Crowns

Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth. Unlike removable tooth replacement options such as dentures or partials, dental implants are anchored in place.  This allows patients to bite and chew food much better.  Unlike bridges, dental implants are able to stand alone and do not require any alteration of other teeth..

The part of the implant that replaces your tooth root is a small titanium post that is placed by an oral surgeon where your tooth root used to be. Once you have healed from this surgery, we can fabricate a beautiful, white dental crown that fits over your implant and gives you back your beautiful, healthy, and complete smile.

Dental implants are appropriate for most adults, but it does help to have overall good oral and physical health. Additionally, it is necessary for you have a sufficient quantity of healthy bone in which the surgeon can place the implant. Bone and tissue grafts are usually possible, if necessary. We will review your options with you and help create a solution that best fits your needs. Our ultimate goal is for you to have the beautiful and healthy smile you deserve.

At Troup Family Dental, we are pleased to offer natural-looking dental implant crowns in porcelain, zirconia and gold. These materials are just as very durable and will allow your implant crown to blend in with your natural teeth and to last for many years to come.

The Advantages of Dental Implants

If you are missing teeth, your biggest concern is likely to be the appearance of your smile. Missing teeth can create additional problems as well. You may notice that the way you say certain words has changed, or you may have difficulty eating foods that you have once enjoyed. Some of the problems created by missing teeth may be more subtle but even more concerning. The rest of your teeth may shift into the space left by the missing tooth, which can create gaps in other areas and weaken your teeth.

Plenty of options are available to replace missing teeth. Dental implants do some have some distinct advantages over many other commonly used solutions. As mentioned, dental implants are a permanent solution and require no additional care other than the brushing and flossing routine we recommend for all of our patients. You won’t have to deal with extra cleaners, brushes, and denture adhesives. While bridges are long-lasting, they may need to be replaced at some point. With a good commitment to oral hygiene, your dental implants are likely to last you for the rest of your life.

If you’d like to learn more about dental implants and find out if this option is right for you, please call Troup Family Dental today to schedule a consultation!