Exactly what are dental implants? Learn about this tooth replacement option from Knoxville area dentist
Knoxville area dentists, Dr. Pablo Foncea, and Dr. Mariko McCall, are dedicated to helping patients restore their smiles when tooth loss occurs. There are several methods of tooth replacement for patients to consider, including:
One of the most requested and highly respected options is the dental implant. Dental implants are a terrific way for patients to replace one or more teeth in a permanent manner, making it a wise investment.
Exactly what are dental implants?
Dental implants are tooth replacement solutions that are surgically placed into the bone of the jaw. These implants are typically fabricated with titanium. They are small posts that act as a tooth root replacement. When implanted into the bone of the jaw, the bone wraps around it to hold it firmly in place. This gives is the strength to act as a solid foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants are incredibly versatile in the way they can be used, making them the perfect solution for any situation!
Why dental implants?
Dental implants have several benefits. While they are costlier than alternatives, they can last a lifetime, making them a smart investment in the smile over the course of one’s lifetime. Dental implants are biocompatible, durable, and have a high success rate when placed by a dentist with experience in implants. Drs. Pablo Foncea and Mariko McCall have years of experience placing implants to ensure success.
Can implants support dentures?
Yes! For patients who need to replace an entire arch of teeth, dentures alone may not be a sufficient choice. Some patients experience issues with their dentures slipping or do not want to deal with dental adhesives that fail to work. When patients get frustrated with this option, they often turn to their dentist to discuss the advantages of using implants. Implant-supported dentures are a wonderful option for our patients who want to achieve the smile of their dreams without worrying that their restorations will fail them. Implant-supported dentures use several implants placed along the arch to act as a foundation for the dentures, and can ensure stability and strength.
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Am I a candidate for dental implants?
It is essential that patients are evaluated to decide if they are appropriate candidates for the placement of dental implants. A special requirement for implants is that the patient have sufficient bone in the area of the implant placement. Bone is needed to hold the implant in place. Without it, the implant would fail. Bone is needed, and if patients do not have sufficient bone, it may not be the best option. Bone can be lost after significant tooth loss or periodontal disease. Patients serious about getting dental implants can ask their dentist about the opportunity to restore the bone using bone grafting. This builds up the bone in the area to prepare it for the placement of a dental implant. Situations such as this are done right in our office. Bone grafting procedures are readily available at Sequoyah Dental Arts. In very complex situations, we work with a great team of professionals who have the same vision of long term successful treatments.
Why choose Sequoyah Dental Arts for dental care?
Our practice is equipped with the latest technologies and our team is experienced in providing patients with solutions that work! We are dedicated to helping individuals achieve beautiful, healthy smiles with general, cosmetic, preventative, and restorative dentistry options readily available in our facility. We accept new patients into our practice for comprehensive care.
Ready to discuss implants as an option for your smile?
Contact Drs. Pablo Foncea and Mariko McCall today to find out more about the benefits of using dental implants within the smile to restore function and beauty. Our practice is equipped with the latest modalities to ensure quality care and restoration. We welcome you and your family into our practice for comprehensive solutions including implants and more! Call 865 973-9899 today to book an appointment at our facility located at 2719 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee.