Restore missing teeth with Dental Implants that provides better stability and oral function
Dental implants are just one of many tooth replacement options available to Nashville, Tennessee, area patients at the practice of Dr. Spalding Green. These restorations are a standard option for those who are missing one, several, or all the teeth, as these implants can be utilized in a few different ways based on the patient’s unique needs. Many patients will find dental implants to have several benefits, including longevity and strength.
What are dental implants?
Dr. Spalding Green describes the dental implant as a replacement for the natural tooth root and an option for patients, made of titanium, a metal biocompatible with the body. The implant itself is a small post and is placed during oral surgery into the patient’s jaw. The growth of bone known as osseointegration occurs, fusing the implant with the jawbone for proper function and improved stability.
What types of implants are available?
There are several ways in which Dr. Spalding Green may utilize dental implants. A single tooth implant is a restoration used to replace one tooth within the smile. That may be a molar implant or a front tooth implant placed and restored with a dental crown. Mini dental implants are smaller implant restorations used when placing full dentures. These are conservative dentures made of acrylic and fabricated to snap into place with several implants along the arch. This type of denture, called an “implant-retained denture,” maintains natural bone and provides better stability and function than a traditional denture with denture adhesives. Also known as full-mouth dental implants, these can replace the entire smile if needed.
Why choose dental implants?
Dental implants are usually chosen because they are:
- Easy to care for
- Long-lasting (often for a lifetime)
- Natural in appearance
- Best for maintaining natural jawbone
- Biocompatible with the body
Are you ready to replace missing teeth with affordable implants?
Contact the team at Spalding Green Dental Health of Nashville, TN, today to discuss your options for tooth replacement. The office is located at 2000 Richard Jones Road, Suite #166, and can be reached by calling (615) 209-9321. Dr. Spalding Green is open to new patients and families seeking comprehensive dental care in their community.
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.