Dental Implants Maryville TN

Dental Implants An Overview

East Tennessee Periodontics offers affordable dental implants for patients missing one, multiple or a full arch of teeth. Dr. Robert Cain is a highly trained and experienced periodontist that completes all phases of the implant process in his Knoxville dentist office.

Dr. Cain has incorporated digital and CAD/CAM technology as well as IV Sedation Dentistry into his practice to guarantee patient comfort and satisfaction. Dr. Cain is currently welcoming patients from Maryville, TN who have missing or damaged teeth and are seeking replacement options.

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is comprised of several parts. The implant itself is a tiny, metal post that is made of titanium; a biocompatible material that is well accepted by the human body. This metal post is surgically placed into the jaw bone.

It will serve as a tooth root, providing stimulation for the jaw bone thus preventing bone deterioration. The implant will fuse with the surrounding bone creating a durable and stable foundation for the new teeth.

The implant will support a customized dental prosthesis. The type of prosthesis you will need depends on how many teeth you are missing. If you are missing a single tooth, one dental implant will be placed and anchor a dental crown. Multiple consecutive teeth will require about two to three implants that will secure a dental bridge.

Multiple dental implants can even support a full denture for patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth. There are many different types of dentures that can be customized for you depending on the state of oral health and diagnosis.

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Dental Implants What to Expect

The Dental Implant Process

The planning phase is the most important part of the dental implant process. After a complete and thorough evaluation of your health and an examination of your teeth and mouth, Dr. Cain can then create a treatment plan to replace your missing or damaged teeth.

Each step in the procedure will be meticulously mapped out to ensure the best possible end result. The amount of time it will take to complete the entire implant process is solely based on the individual patient, but in general, will take at least three to six months.

This time frame will be extended if you require any treatments first such as gum disease therapy.

The surgical phase is where Dr. Cain will actually place your dental implants in the predetermined locations. The dental implant procedure should take about one to two hours to place a single implant but longer if you are having multiple implants placed.

Dr. Cain will utilize sedation dentistry for your comfort during the surgery. The implants will need roughly three to six months to fully integrate with the surrounding bone. Depending on your unique case, a temporary restoration may be placed to restore aesthetics and function while the implant(s) heals.

Once the jaw fuses with the implant posts, Dr. Cain will take impressions that will be used to fabricate your new restoration. When ready, he will restore the dental implant(s) by placing the new prosthetic at his office near Maryville, TN. Typically, this is either a dental crown, dental bridge or denture.

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