What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth. They are inserted into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure that takes place in the dental office. After the implant has been placed in your jawbone, a completely lifelike porcelain tooth crown is attached. In some cases, the implant needs to fuse with the bone for several months before it is permanently crowned; in other cases, you can have new (but temporary) teeth the same day your implants are placed. We Can Bring Back Your Beautiful and Healthy Smile. Our technology is second to none!
How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?
You can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or all your teeth with implants. You don’t even need one implant for every missing tooth. As few as two Implants can support a removable lower denture, while as few as four implants can provide a full, permanent set of top or bottom teeth.
Is dental implant surgery painful?
Most people find dental implant surgery very easy to tolerate. Any post-operative discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or OTC pain relievers. Ice can also be helpful.
Are dental implants expensive?
At the outset, implants are more expensive than other tooth replacement methods such as dentures or bridgework. But they also last many years longer and in fact, should never need replacement. So they offer the best, most cost-effective option when viewed as a long-term investment in your health, comfort and well-being.
How do you care for dental implants?
They require exactly the same care as natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental checkups and professional cleanings. Although implant teeth will never decay, the gum tissues around them can become inflamed or infected in the absence of good oral hygiene. Properly cared-for dental implants should last a lifetime.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
There’s a good chance that you are, but this can only be determined after a complete oral examination that includes scans with our oral cameras 3D x rays. Please schedule a consultation to begin the exciting process of restoring your smile and bite. Don’t settle for not having the smile of your dreams.
If you’re not currently a patient we would welcome you to give Dean Cosmetic Dentistry a try. A leader in technology with cosmetic dentistry this Knoxville dental center stands apart from the crowd. Our staff and technology truly make us different. 1 visit crowns, dental implants & gentle laser dentistry are just a few dental advances we offer. Giving you your best smile is our goal 865-539-1119. www.deancosmeticdentistry.com
New Patients Welcome *No Insurance? No Problem – let’s talk #knoxvilledentist
Find out what others are saying: https://birdeye.com/dean-cosmetic-dentistry-center-144297510769472