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Dental Implants at Dean Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental implants are the ideal solution if you are missing teeth. Whether you are missing one tooth or several or all your teeth, this treatment is becoming the standard of care. Dental implants not only look and feel just like your natural teeth, but they also will provide the same level of functionality that you are used to.

What is a Dental Implant?

dental-implant-diagramThere are two main components to a dental implant and two procedures involved in placing it. First, a titanium post is implanted into your jawbone. This acts just like a natural tooth root. Then, a porcelain crown is placed on the post. This takes the place of the visible part of the tooth. You can see these two components in the diagram.

The titanium post fuses to the bone. The implant needs to integrate solidly with the bone in order to withstand the stresses of tooth function. If osseointegration is incomplete before stress is placed on the implant, it could  become loose and eventually fail. Also, the presence of the implant sends a signal to the bone that prevents the bone resorption that would otherwise take place when you have a missing tooth.

Dr. Dean has expertise in both the surgical and restorative phases. This is an added bonus for the patient because it is not uncommon for miscommunication to take place when there are multiple dentists, surgeons, or specialists involved. Dr. Dean can take care of it all.

Dr. Dean is also committed to staying at the forefront of implant technology. He has 3-D CT scanning capabilities in the office which give him a complete picture of the location of nerves, blood vessels, the sinus cavities, as well as the the bone density of the jaw. Having this state-of-the art technology further reduces the risk of complications in the surgical placement. It’s the latest technology.

Is it right for you?  Give us a call – we are here for you -www.deancosmeticdentistry.com 865-539-1119  #knoxvillesmiles   New Patients Welcome
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