Gaps in your smile can affect every aspect of your life and make you feel self-conscious while speaking or smiling.
Dental implants offer an unparalleled level of support and stability, making them the gold standard in tooth replacement.
So why should you replace missing teeth with implants at one of our three offices in Bells, TN, Jackson, and Milan?
Let's explore how dental implants replace teeth...
Dental implants are a great solution for any number of missing teeth...
Dental Implants Can Replace:
A Single Tooth
If you have lost a natural tooth because of an emergency extraction or severe facial trauma, an implant-supported dental crown is a conservative way to replace it.
If you are missing two or three neighboring teeth, dental implants can be used to support a dental bridge, fill in large gaps, and prevent misalignment.
If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-retained denture is a more functional, natural-looking, and comfortable alternative to a removable denture.
Implants Help Stop Jawbone Deterioration
Thanks to advancements in dentistry, today's artificial teeth are a natural-looking and suitable replacement for missing teeth. But without dental implants to support them, these prosthetics alone cannot protect you from jawbone recession.
When you lose a tooth, your jawbone also loses the stimulation that comes from chewing and speaking. Because it is no longer being used, the jawbone at the tooth loss site begins to recede. Left untreated, jawbone recession can lead to changes in your facial structure and a sunken or aged appearance.
But dental implants are the only treatment designed to stop and prevent jawbone recession. By doing so, these titanium posts can help you look younger and healthier for years to come.
How do I know if I qualify for implants?
Certain Conditions Can Impact Your Implant Candidacy
Other Medical Conditions
So why should you choose Premier Dental Center?
Experience the Benefits of Treatment by Skilled, Compassionate Dentists
Working with some of the best oral surgeons in the area, the dentists at Premier Dental Center can help you achieve a beautiful, long-lasting new smile.
Drs. Steven Kail, Joseph Leonard, and Chris Arnold are well known for the quality of care they provide to each and every patient. We invite you to find out for yourself why so many patients trust their smiles to Premier Dental Center.
We use the latest tools and technology to provide a positive experience...
Advanced Dentistry in a Comfortable Setting
Our dental offices throughout Tennessee are equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology, including:
- Lasers: Dental lasers can be used to treat various dental issues more comfortably and efficiently than ever before, offering a faster recovery for patients.
- Sedation: Sedation dentistry allows nervous or anxious patients to get the dental care they need while feeling comfortable and relaxed.
- Digital X-rays: These high-resolution images allow us to immediately diagnose you while exposing you to much less radiation than traditional methods of radiography.
We also have ergonomic chairs that are complete with plush neck pillows and warm blankets to help you feel cozy during your appointment.
How long does it take to replace teeth with implants?
Implant Treatment Takes Several Months
Let's dive deeper into the procedure...
Compared to traditional restorations, implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures offer far better results. A traditional denture rests on the gums and can easily slip out of place. Traditional dental bridges require your dentist to significantly reshape surrounding healthy teeth so they can provide the necessary support. Neither solution can stop bone recession in the jaw.
In contrast, implant-supported dentures stay firmly in place at all times, and implant bridges rely only on implants for support. Meanwhile, implants stimulate the jaw in a way that stops bone recession. This keeps your jaw from changing shape, allowing you to avoid the need for frequent adjustments to your restorations. Our dentists at Premier Dental Center can craft a beautiful custom restoration that blends seamlessly into your smile and provides a wealth of benefits.
Take a look at the results implants can provide...
Why Replace Teeth?
Because each tooth is dependent on its neighbors for support, the loss of a tooth can cause others to shift out of place. This can cause pain and discomfort as well as inhibit proper chewing and speaking. Additionally, misaligned or missing teeth can make good hygiene more difficult to maintain, placing you at a higher risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay.
How We Restore Smiles
Once it has been determined that dental implants are the best option for you, one of our Premier Dental Center doctors will connect you with a highly regarded oral surgeon who will complete the implant placement procedure. Once the implant has been placed and has fully integrated with the jaw, we will attach a dental crown, denture, or bridge. The implant placement procedure and the restoration of the implant are usually completed between three and six months apart.
Our dentists are committed to making sure your experience with us is as comfortable as possible, and one of the ways we achieve this is to keep you informed. Knowing what to expect at every stage of treatment helps patients feel confident and comfortable under our care.
You Can Care for Implants Just Like Natural Teeth
Once your dental implants are restored, you can care for your restorations just like you would natural teeth.
To maintain the health of your restored smile, you should:
- Brush twice and floss at least once daily
- Eat a balanced diet
- Live a healthy lifestyle
- Attend regular cleanings and exams at our office
Your doctor can give you recommendations on certain products or techniques to ensure your implant-supported restorations last for years to come.
“I have terrible anxiety. Especially about the dentist. They were all friendly and understanding. I hadn’t been to the dentist in years because of it and they didn’t judge me at all. The entire staff was amazing! I was comfortable the entire time. Dr. Leonard is the best!! I would definitely recommend him.”
Premier Dental Center
At Premier Dental Center, our focus is taking care of our patients. Drs. Steven Kail, Joseph Leonard, and Chris Arnold are committed to providing the best possible care for our patients by consistently updating their skills with continuing education. We are proud to be associated with:
- American Dental Association
- Tennessee Dental Association
For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (731) 663-9999 today.
Outstanding staff, sincerely courteous with wonderful personalities. They make you feel relaxed and welcome. THANK YOUFlora C.