The Anatomy of The Dental Implant

The Anatomy of The Dental Implant A dental implant is considered one of the most successful tooth replacement options available. Dental implants are designed to look and function like your natural teeth. Dental implants are extremely durable and provide long-term benefits that can improve your oral health.

At East Tennessee Periodontics, Dr. Robert Cain offers a complete range of dental implant services. As a highly trained periodontist, Dr. Cain has undergone advanced trained in all aspects of the dental implant process. Dr. Cain can work with you to determine if dental implants are right for your dentistry needs. To learn more about dental implants, visit our Knoxville, TN dentist office.

What is A Dental Implant?

  • The Implant- The implant is a small, titanium screw that is surgically attached to the jawbone. Over time, the screw will fuse into the jawbone, creating a stable foundation used to support your final restoration. Dental implants help prevent further bone loss. Patients who are missing teeth may experience bone deterioration in the jaw; dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that can help stimulate bone regeneration.
  • The Abutment- On average, it takes 3-6 months for the implant to fully fuse into the jawbone. After the implant fuses into the jawbone, the abutment is attached. The abutment is the connector between the screw and the final restoration.
  • Restoration- A dental implant can be used to secure a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge. The final restoration is custom designed to meet your specific needs. Dr. Cain will work with you to determine which type of restoration best suits your need.

Schedule An Appointment

If you are missing one or more teeth, visit East Tennessee Periodontics to explore your treatment options. Dr. Cain can work with you to determine if dental implants are right for you. To schedule an appointment, call 865) 280-1173 or request an appointment online.