Dental ImplantsAn 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. He 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.