East Tennessee Periodontics located in Knoxville, TN offers several replacement options for missing teeth to restore your optimal oral health. The best treatment for you will depend on your personal oral health needs and cosmetic goals. We will evaluate your gums and teeth and present you with all of your treatment options.
Dental implants are now considered the number one choice in tooth replacement. With an extremely high success rate, dental implants offer a permanent and secure missing teeth treatment option. Dental implants offer many benefits including full chewing function, replaces missing teeth at the root preventing bone loss, will not slip, and they look like your natural teeth.
Knoxville periodontist, Dr. Robert Cain, can use dental implants to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of your teeth. Dental implants are capped with a dental restoration such as a dental crown, dental bridge or dentures that is custom fit to your smile. Dental restorations now use the latest in dental materials for a natural looking tooth replacement.
Dental Implants are the most expensive option for missing teeth and dental insurance does not typically cover them. Depending on your dental insurance covered, the dental restoration may be partially covered.
For a long time, dentures have been the only option for replacing a full set of missing teeth. With the advancements in dental technology, dentures are now more realistic in appearance and provide greater comfort and fit.
Dentures are an affordable option for missing teeth and cost significantly less than dental implants up front. Dentures may need replaced, realigned, or rebased over time. This cost can add up depending on the wear and tear. Dental insurance will typically cover between 15% and 50% of dentures depending on your dental plan.
Removable dentures can sometimes move or shift while eating and chewing causing embarrassment or a lack of self-confidence. Traditional removable dentures require special daily and thorough cleanings. Dentures do not support the structure of the jaw bone and patients may experience gradual bone loss and deterioration of the structure of the jaw.
Implant Secured Dentures
Dr. Cain offers implant supported dentures for a permanent and secure result when replacing all of the upper or lower set of teeth. All-On-Four dental implants use as few as four dental implants that are strategically placed in the jaw for maximum health benefits in securing a hybrid denture. Using smaller implants, this procedure is often available to patients who have diminished bone structure in the jaw and may not have been considered a good candidate for traditional implants.
Knoxville periodontist, Dr. Cain has the advanced training and experience needed to offer patients full service dental implants, including the All-On-Four dental implants procedure for securing a top or bottom denture. An implant secured denture does not require daily cleaning or adhesives and allows patients to enjoy their best quality of life. They can be brushed and maintained like your natural teeth. This permanent restoration offers patients the confidence that their teeth will not shift or slip in social interactions.