Are Dental Implants the solution to your missing teeth?
Missing teeth are nothing to laugh about. When you lose teeth, it affects your smile, oral health, and overall oral functionality. That’s why it’s important to have your teeth replaced as soon as possible. If you’re looking for a permanent tooth replacement option, dental implants could be just what you need. At Sequoyah Dental Arts, we offer dental implant treatments for residents of Knoxville, Tennessee, and the surrounding communities.
Why you should consider dental implants
Dental implants have a lot to offer as a tooth replacement option. With implants, you get:
- A permanent solution for replacing missing teeth
- An attractive, natural-looking smile as implant restorations closely resemble natural teeth
- Optimal tooth function as implants provide greater durability and stability
- Prevention of bone loss to keep the remaining teeth from shifting
- Long-lasting teeth that are impervious to decay
For many people, dental implants are the next best thing to natural teeth. They’re attractive, functional, comfortable, and easy to care for, requiring only routine brushing, flossing, and professional cleaning.
On the flip side, there may be reasons why implants aren’t the right solution for you. If you want a quick tooth replacement treatment, dentures or bridges may be more suitable due to the lengthy implant process. You may also have an underlying health condition that could impact the success of the implant surgery. A thorough dental examination by Drs. Pablo Foncea or Mariko McCall can help determine the best tooth replacement option for you.
Dental implant process
Dental implants are not an overnight fix to replace missing teeth — they require a process that can take up to six months or longer to complete. The initial step involves surgically inserting a titanium implant in your jawbone, after which it fuses with the bone through a process known as osseointegration. Once the implant has taken root, we attach an abutment and a crown that functions as your replacement tooth.
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