Natural-looking Teeth Replacement with Implant Dentistry
Are you wondering if you are a good candidate for dental implants? Are you interested in finding a cosmetic dentist in Nashville to review your specific case? At Nashville Smile Team we offer personalized care and dental implants are a popular and cutting-edge way to have a beautiful and highly functional smile. As an alternative to dentures, dental implants are the closest alternative to your natural teeth available. Dr. Rushing and the dental team are happy to provide you with a consultation to find out if dental implants are right for you. If you’re interested in learning more, contact us for a no-obligation implants dentistry consultation.
About Dental Implants
Dental Implants are a modern day approach to tooth replacement. The concept of dental implants began in the 1950’s and further research and technology advances have refined the practice to what it is today. The science behind how dental implants work is similar to pins and screws that are used in reconstructive medical surgery. Dental implants have been modified to fit into the space of a missing tooth as well as withstand a lifetime of chewing forces. Dental implants have made a significant change to the practice of dentistry. From replacing a single missing tooth, a removable partial, or denture or simply securing a denture (with implant-supported dentures) for more confidence with eating and speaking, dental implants offer a solution to a variety of dental problems.
Dental implants are made of titanium and function like a man-made tooth root. They are surgically placed in the jaw and can accept a dental crown similar to a natural tooth.
The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
If you’re missing a tooth, you have two options: replace it or don’t. If you don’t replace your tooth, you face all kinds of complications with your diet and appearance, and recent studies show that a missing tooth greatly increases your chances of losing more teeth. A missing tooth can impact neighboring teeth and cause bone loss in the jaw fairly quickly. There are several options available for replacing a missing tooth. Many people prefer to have a dental implant replace a missing tooth rather than a bridge, since there is no need to remove tooth structure from the adjacent healthy teeth, and cleaning is similar to a natural tooth. Research also shows that dental implants are the only sure way to prevent jawbone deterioration and additional tooth loss.
Dental Implant Benefits
Dental implants are the ideal tooth-replacement option, because they replace the missing tooth’s root as well as the crown. Dental implants do not require support from adjacent teeth, and they keep the jawbone strong because it has a purpose to support the tooth’s root. With dental implants, patients do not experience increased tooth decay or sensitivity as with bridges. Dental implants have a success rate of 95 to 98%, and can also secure dentures, partials, or bridgework. With regular oral hygiene, dental implants last most people for a lifetime.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants from Nashville Smile Team?
To receive dental implants, you must be in good health and have adequate bone structure. Minor pre-operatory procedures like bone and sinus grafts may be necessary to prepare you for implant surgery. For patients who cannot withstand traditional implants, mini dental implants provide a viable alternative. Dr. Rushing will evaluate your specific case to determine which tooth option is right for your unique case. Additional cosmetic dentistry options are also available should other medical or lifestyle limitations preclude you from being a good dental implants candidate.
Why Choose Nashville Smile Team for Dental Implants?
Nashville Smile Team has vast experience with dental implants. With a Sirona XG-3D CT machine, planning is streamlined and the process of placing the implant is quicker. We have expertise with single implants, all-on-4 dental implants, and bone grafting (with referrals for some complex cases).
Doctor Rushing gets great feedback from patients who leverage their cosmetic dentistry skills for everything from preventative dentistry to complex smile makeovers. Whether you want a teeth cleaning, are interested in getting a brighter and whiter smile, or are wondering if you are a good candidate for dental implants, we would be pleased to meet with you for a consultation. Nashville Smile Team also offers dental financing options for cosmetic dentistry so that you can affordably invest in your smile and your self-confidence. Contact us at (615) 455-8775 to book your appointment. We’ll give you a reason to smile!