If you are missing one or more teeth, we may suggest dental implants as a replacement solution. Compared to other tooth replacement options, dental implants are considered superior in many ways. Unlike dental bridges, implants do not require adjustment to the tooth structure of the neighboring teeth, and they are more stable than removable dentures. Implants are designed to look, function, and feel like your natural teeth for a long-lasting, naturalistic tooth replacement.
Dental implants are truly an innovative and effective replacement; by replacing both the crown and the root of the missing tooth, a dental implant can restore the strength, function, health, and beauty of your smile permanently.
The Implant Process
We can complete a dental implant during a series of visits and procedures at Next Level Dental over the course of a few months. During this time, we will:
- Surgically place the root replacement, which is normally made of titanium, in the jawbone
- Allow your gums and jaw to heal as the post fuses to your natural bone for durability and strength. The biocompatible titanium post allows this process called osseointegration, resulting in a lasting, stable restoration
- Attach an abutment on top of the implant post
- Create and place your custom-made implant restoration on top of the abutment. Based on your specific needs and which teeth are missing, your implant restoration may be a dental crown, bridge, or denture
Our dental team is here to guide you through each step of the dental implant treatment process.
Single Tooth Replacement
Dr. Coley Ramsey is pleased to provide implant options for replacing a single tooth as well as multiple teeth. If you have lost a single tooth, our dentist can place a dental implant and crown restoration on the same day.
Multiple Tooth Replacement
If you have lost multiple teeth, we may recommend implant-supported bridges or dentures. Often, we can place our implants and dentures in one appointment, called same-day dentures. This process offers the ability for the dentures to attach to the implants. This gives a more secure fit and ability to chew and bite like your natural teeth.
Whether you have lost one tooth, several teeth, or all of your natural teeth, we are committed to helping you find the tooth replacement option that best fits your individual needs and preferences. When in place, a dental implant will be a naturally beautiful addition to your smile. To learn more about dental implants in Smyrna, Tennessee, and your options for replacing missing teeth, we invite you to call us today at 615-459-6354 to schedule a consultation with our dentist.