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At Middle TN Oral and Implant Surgery, we genuinely care about each and every one of our patients. Please watch this short video to learn a bit more about our practice. The cost of dental implants will vary depending on your insurance carrier, call for more information.
Missing teeth can be an embarrassing and frustrating problem. Tooth loss affects your health and wellness by disrupting your speech and eating habits. Losing one or more teeth increases the potential for remaining teeth to become damaged, prematurely worn out, or lost. You may also experience headaches and/or jaw pain due to an unnatural or compromised bite. Fortunately, dental implants are a proven and reliable solution to restoring the health, appearance, and function of your teeth. Call our office to schedule an appointment and discuss the prices and affordability of your dental implant needs.
Oral Surgery for Dental Implants
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons receive specialized training to treat a variety of conditions affecting the face, mouth, and jaw. They are required to complete 4 to 6 years of training above and beyond that of a general dentist. Dentists refer patients to Oral Surgeons for specialized care and expertise.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. Due to biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. A dental implant can be used for replacing single or multiple missing teeth. The teeth attached to implants are strong, stable, durable and natural looking – giving many patients the confidence to smile again.
Single & Multiple Dental Implant Replacements
When you need to have single or multiple teeth replaced, an oral surgeon may recommend dental implants. Implants are time-tested and predictable solution to tooth loss. Replacing a missing tooth with an implant avoids cutting down neighboring teeth for a bridge and the inconvenience of wearing a removable device called a partial. Multiple implants are used when you need to replace a section of teeth. This can be restored with an implant-supported bridge, denture, or individual teeth. Implants are surgically placed in the jaws after teeth are extracted. Sometimes the implants are placed at the time of tooth removal, other times they are placed after the appropriate healing time. Once implants heal in the bone a custom bridge or single tooth is made for your individual needs. When healthy teeth are left undisturbed, you prolong the health and longevity of your remaining teeth. Implants also slow the natural loss of jaw bone that occurs when bridges or partials are used to replace missing teeth.
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