If you are missing one or more teeth, there are several restorative treatments that you may benefit from. Dental implants are widely considered to be the finest option for replacing missing teeth, and it is the only treatment that will actually replace the missing tooth's roots. Once the implants have been allowed to heal and integrate with your jaw bone, the restorations can provide a secure base for a permanent crown, bridge, or denture. At Elite Dental Care, we provide expert dental implant treatment from placement to restoration. Dr. Clint Buchanan has taken extensive courses in this treatment, and Dr. Mark Harper has completed master-level training. To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants, contact our Germantown, Trenton, or Jackson, TN, offices today.
Dr. Buchanan or Dr. Harper will place the implants directly into your jaw bone. After the placement procedure, the titanium posts will be allowed to heal and fuse with your jaw bone so that they permanently take the place of your tooth roots. All candidates must have a minimum amount of healthy bone tissue to support the implants and their attached restorations. Dr. Buchanan or Dr. Harper will carefully examine your jaw using x-rays and 3-D cone beam scans. If you have suffered significant bone recession, your doctor may recommend a bone graft or sinus lift to improve the structure to support your implants.
At Elite Dental Care, we offer personalized care for your comprehensive dental implant treatment.
Before your implant surgery, your doctor will use a local anesthetic to numb your gums and jawbone. We can also provide oral conscious sedation to help you relax throughout the procedure. To begin, your dentist will create tiny incisions in your gums, allowing access to the underlying bone. After placing the implants in your jaw, he will close up the incisions with small, dissolvable sutures.
You will need to wait four to six month for your jaw to heal. When recovery is complete and the implants have fully integrated with the jawbone, Dr. Buchanan or Dr. Harper will attach your permanent dental crown, bridge, or denture. We proudly use natural-looking materials for our restorations, including porcelain, zirconia, and IPS e.max®, and will match the color to your surrounding teeth.
At Elite Dental Care, we offer personalized care for your comprehensive dental implant treatment. To meet your individual needs, we offer several implant options. Typically, we use products made by Nobel Biocare®, widely considered the world’s leading manufacturer of dental implants. You may qualify for different types of implants, including:
No matter what type of implants you receive, they will offer numerous benefits. The most apparent advantage is that implant-supported restorations are incredibly secure. Because the implants will replace your dental roots, your new teeth will never slip or move out of place. You can eat all of your favorite foods, smile freely, and speak with confidence. In addition, implant-supported restorations do not require metal clips or plastic bases, and will look more natural than other, removable restorations. Finally, like a tooth's roots, implants will send regenerative signals to your jawbone, which can prevent bone recession, an aged appearance, and further tooth loss.
If you are missing teeth and would like to learn more about comprehensive implant treatment and our dentists’ high level of expertise please contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
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