Knoxville, TN dentist describes the types and uses of dental implants
Dental implants are titanium restorative posts that are used by Dr. Pablo Foncea of Knoxville, TN to repair smiles after tooth loss. At Sequoyah Dental Arts, dental implants are just one of several restorations used to address the loss or extraction of one or more teeth. Dental implants are chosen by many patients because they are:
- A valuable investment in the smile
- Permanently placed into the jawbone
- Key to maintaining bone because of continued regeneration
- Beautiful, looking just like the natural teeth
- Functional and strong
- More durable than dentures or dental bridges
Dr. Pablo Foncea believes in educating his patients in the many ways in which they can repair their smiles with dental implants. He also discusses the different types of implants used in dentistry.
Dental implants are often made of titanium but can also be made of ceramic. These dental implants, also known as zirconium implants, are not available at our practice but can be used for patients who are worried about the biocompatibility of traditional titanium implants. Dr. Pablo Foncea has used titanium implants for many years without any concerns and believes they are a strong, durable, and safe solution for tooth root replacement.
Dental implants come in different sizes. Traditional dental implants are larger in diameter. This allows them to fuse with the jawbone and stimulate osseointegration for proper stability. However, patients without enough bone may not be a good candidate for these implants, which is why mini dental implants may also be considered. Mini dental implants are smaller and can be placed in cases when patients do not have sufficient bone for traditional implants. They are also used when patients are interested in having dental implants placed for denture retention.
Dental implants are a gold standard in tooth replacement and should be considered by patients seeking permanent replacement of their teeth or better denture retention. Dr. Pablo Foncea and his team at Sequoyah Dental Arts believe in providing patients with the information they need to make an educated decision regarding the restoration of their smile!