If a tooth is missing, damaged, or decayed beyond the point of repair, the best way to restore a complete smile is to replace it with an artificial tooth—and dental implants make this process more effective than ever.
Dental implants are made up of three parts: the post, the dental crown, and the abutment that connects the two. The small titanium posts are surgically placed into the empty tooth socket, then capped with an artificial dental crown, which is shaped to match your natural teeth. Once fully restored, dental implants mimic the functional qualities of natural teeth, restoring your ability to bite and chew comfortably. If you want to improve the appearance and function of your smile with a strong, healthy, and natural-looking replacement tooth, dental implants may be the perfect solution.
“Dr. Randall replaced my bridge with dental implants.”
Our dental implant treatment process begins with a consultation and complete evaluation of your teeth, including taking x-rays. We will then develop a treatment plan that reflects your smile goals and the best path to restoring your teeth and health. Dental implants are then placed by our trusted implant surgeon and allowed to heal before you return to our Hixson, TN, office for your restoration. We carefully color-match and shape the restoration to flawlessly match your other teeth and work closely with an accredited dental lab to ensure your dental crown, bridge, or prosthesis is aesthetic, functional, and fits comfortably to reduce the risk for broken restorations.
This process is a critical component of your dental implant treatment and our experienced team combines their artistry and technical skills to design restorations that naturally complement your smile. After we have made final adjustments, we will permanently attach the restoration to the implant, giving you a complete, beautiful new smile!
The aesthetics are just one aspect of dental implants that make them such an effective and beneficial treatment. Because the implant is made from titanium, it will integrate in with your natural bone, literally fusing it to the natural jawbone and providing a strong, supportive base for the artificial tooth. With dental implants, bite pressure is disseminated naturally across the jawbone, preventing the bone loss problems, providing a much better option than bridges or retainer-based artificial teeth. All in all, dental implants replace entire teeth, from the root to the crown, making them the best solution for permanently restoring one or more teeth!