Dental Implants Clarksville TN
Dental Implant Introduction
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Today, dental implants have become one of the most predictable tooth replacements available.
Dr. Lee and Dr. DeFelice specialize in immediate placement and immediate loading of dental implants, in addition to traditional implant placement techniques. They will decide with you and your restorative dentist if you are a candidate for any of these treatment options. For more information, or to make an appointment, please call us: Clarksville TN Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 931-552-3292.
Importance of Dental Implants
When a person loses a tooth, the body starts reabsorbing the jaw bone that used to hold that tooth in place because the body thinks it does not need that tooth anymore. Therefore, dental implants help preserve facial structure by preventing jaw bone deterioration by fooling the body into thinking that the tooth is still in place.
Dental Implant Placement Procedure
The placement of dental implants usually involves one or two surgical procedures, depending on the patient’s anatomy. First, implants are placed within your jaw bone. For the first three to four months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jaw bone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time.
After the implant has bonded to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. Our surgeons will uncover the implants and attach small posts, which will act as anchors for the artificial teeth. These posts protrude through the gums. When the artificial teeth are placed, these posts will not be seen. The entire procedure usually takes four to eight months. However, recent advances have shortened the healing times. Dr. Lee and Dr. DeFelice can discuss this with you during your initial consultation. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.
Advanced Dental Implant Technology
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
Our surgeons perform in-office implant surgery in a state-of-the-art office based surgical facility. For patients who have special medical or anesthetic needs, outpatient surgery can be performed in the hospital setting.
Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists.
Dental Implant Information
Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office in Clarksville, TN at Clarksville TN Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 931-552-3292.