Dental Implants in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Dental implants replace missing teeth. Dental implant procedures have a very high success rate, and when the implant is in place, you’ll have a natural-looking tooth that functions just like a real tooth. Continue reading to learn more about dental implant restorations at Magnolia Dental Group in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement option. The implant support is surgically placed into your jaw, allowing it to heal and integrate your bone. The implant is usually titanium, which reacts well with your body tissues. After the implant is healed, a replacement tooth designed specifically for you is screwed into the support. Dental implants are very strong and allow you to chew, bite, and talk as you normally would with natural teeth.
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Types of Dental Implants
The main type of dental implant procedures we do include:
- Endosteal implants. We surgically place the titanium support system of the implant into your jaw. After a few months, we perform less invasive surgery to expose the top of the implant so we can attach the abutment and then your replacement tooth or a bridge of replacement teeth.
Dental implants are great for single missing teeth as well as multiple missing teeth. We can even support a full upper and lower arch of replacement teeth on four or more implants.
What to Expect During the Implant Procedure
Every implant procedure will begin with a thorough oral exam. If dental implants are a viable option for you, and you choose to go ahead with the process, we will schedule an appointment for the procedure.
During the procedure, we use local anesthesia to numb the area of your mouth that we are working in. The dentist makes surgical incisions into your gums and inserts the implants. The incisions are closed up, and you can now expect 4-6 months for healing. During that time, we will give you a temporary denture or dental restoration to cover the implant area. When the implants have integrated with your bone, the dentist will attach your permanent restorations, which will look and feel natural in your mouth.
What are the Risks of a Dental Implant Procedure?
As with most surgeries, there are slight risks when you get a dental implant. In this case, the primary risks include infection, damage to your surrounding natural teeth, the implant not integrating into your bone adequately. These generally do not occur often as the success rate of implants is high.
Are Dental Implant Restorations Right for You?
Dental implants are one of the best ways to restore missing teeth. They are strong, long-lasting, functional, and give you a great-looking smile. If you have missing teeth, you may wonder if dental implants are an option. Only the dentist can determine that after an examination, but here are some traits of good candidates for dental implants:
- Adults who are missing one or more teeth
- Good dental health, or a mouth that will be restored to good health before the procedure
- Enough bone present to hold the implants
Why Should You Consider Getting Dental Implants?
If you are missing teeth, there are many benefits to getting dental implants.
- Restored ability to chew
- Restored the appearance of your smile
- It helps reduce bone loss after your tooth is gone
- It helps keep your gums healthy
- Discourages the rest of your teeth from shifting in your mouth
- Easy to brush and floss around
- Do not have to be removed like dentures
Discuss Dental Implants with an Experienced Dentist
Dr. Scruggs at Magnolia Dental Group in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, knows how to safely and effectively assess you for dental implant procedures. He will give you professional advice concerning your missing teeth, and he will be honest with you about your options for getting dental implants. All dental care you receive at our dental office is personalized, so you can be sure your tooth restorations will look and feel right for your mouth. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.