Dental ImplantsAn Overview
Dental implants are the more stable and natural solution for the replacement of missing teeth. With modern advancements in dental technology dental implants are now more widely used than ever before for lasting and stable tooth replacements. Dental implants can be used to successfully and securely replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth or to secure a denture when an entire arch of teeth have been lost or removed. Hardin Valley, TN periodontist Dr. Robert Cain provides comprehensive dental implant treatment plans for consistent and quality results.
Dental implants can:
- Replace a tooth that is chipped, cracked, missing, decayed, or can not be corrected with a dental crown
- Secure dental bridges or dentures
- Maintain shape and appearance of the jaw
- Support a permanently secure dental crown
- Provide a stable foundation for teeth
Benefits of dental implants include:
- Prevents bone loss
- Simple and easy to maintain
- Look and function like natural teeth
- Long lasting results
- Safe for adjacent natural teeth
- Eat food without restrictions
- High success rate
- Improves appearance of smile and lower face
The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
Your teeth are made to work together to help you smile, eat, and talk. When you are missing even one tooth, these instinctive actions become difficult to do. Dr. Cain uses dental implants for both a cosmetic and restorative dental solution for missing teeth. Untreated, tooth loss can lead to complex dental concerns especially shifting of your teeth. Patients who do not replace missing teeth are more prone to developing tooth decay, additional tooth loss, and even bone deterioration.
Having met no one in the practice, I was so pleasantly surprised how friendly and welcoming everyone was. I was immediately comfortable with Rhonda, Tina and Dr. Rob. and while my reason for the visit wasn't good, I feel much more at ease with the treatment. Thank you so much!Elizabeth C.
The dental hygienist, Ms. Rowell, was wonderful and done an amazing job. I absolutely loved Dr. Cain and his assistant Tina. I will be back again!Aaron B.
I met Alicia and she did my maintenance. She was personable and friendly; and as far as I know she did a good job cleaning my teeth, etc. The part of my bridge on the last tooth on the upper right inadvertently came off and she did me the favor…Dorothy G.
Dental Implants What to Expect
Patients who choose dental implants can expect a lifetime of beautiful and healthy smiles. Dental implants stabilize the oral foundation while providing the most natural looking smile. Dr. Robert Cain is a highly trained restorative dentist who has over 20 years of experience with providing comprehensive dental implant procedures.
The Dental Implant Process
The dental implant procedure will be completed in 2-3 visits at our Knoxville, TN dentist office. Your treatment will begin with a thorough oral health exam. Dr. Cain will work with you to build a personalized and conservative treatment plan that will address your dental concerns and meet your cosmetic goals. Through strategic planning, Dr. Cain will determine the best placement for your dental implants and schedule your surgery date.
On the subsequent visit, you will undergo the implant surgery. Dr. Cain will place the implants into the jaw for a stable and permanent restoration. After your surgery, Dr. Cain may provide you with a temporary restoration to restore temporary function. After your implant is completely healed, your permanent restoration will be custom designed, fabricated and secured to your implant.
Sedation Dentistry for Dental Implants
During your dental implant surgery, you will have the option to choose sedation dentistry for your maximum comfort. For patients experiencing dental anxiety or fear of the dentist, sedation dentistry can help ease their concerns making it possible to receive the dental care they need to restore function, health and beauty to their teeth and gums.
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