Memphis Dental Implants
If you have missing or damaged teeth, one of our treatments can help your return to their optimal functioning and look. Dental implants in Memphis, in particular, are fantastic options for those who have missing teeth and have otherwise healthy mouths. Germantown Dental Group offers dental restoration and replacement treatments in the Memphis area.
What is a Memphis Dental Implant?
Memphis dental implants are an artificial root and a prosthetic tooth. We make the root of titanium. Titanium is a bioactive material that will bond with the human body. During the healing process, the implant and bone will fuse. We can shape implants like cylinders, posts, or screws. We will make the prosthetic tooth of porcelain or a resin composite.
Who needs a dental implant?
You may be interested in dental implants to improve the look of your smile, but more importantly, they help your teeth work better. Missing teeth allow your other teeth to shift over time, which can cause severe bite and alignment problems. The socket of the missing tooth may be more sensitive; food debris collects in the socket, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Are Dental Implants Better than Dentures?
While dentures can be an effective solution for patients with missing teeth, dental implants are a significant advance in the field of restorative dentistry, and they offer many distinct advantages. Traditional dentures require pastes or messy adhesives to stay in place, whereas we fix dental implants in place by enabling them to fuse to the jaw bone. As a result, dental implants also eliminate the discomfort, irritation, or “slippage” along the gums that many patients with ill-fitting dentures experience. These procedures are completely customized to each patient’s needs, and the implants themselves are designed to provide results that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
Am I the right candidate for a Memphis dental implant?
Dental implants work best for healthy patients, because as a minor surgical procedure will cause bruising, bleeding, and discomfort. If you have a chronic disease like diabetes (which affects the healing process), you can still have dental implants. It may just mean preparation is necessary. Also, overall dental health is important because gum disease can increase the risk of infection, and a weak bone in the jaw can affect the success of the procedure.
What Does the Dental Implant Treatment Process Involve?
During your initial consultation here at Germantown Dental Group, one of our dentists will perform a comprehensive oral evaluation to determine if this procedure is right for your needs. Once our cosmetic dentist determines you are candidates, your doctor will create a customized treatment to yield the most comfortable, natural-looking results.
A dental implant is comprised of a titanium post that acts as the new tooth’s root and a dental crown made to match the appearance of the surrounding teeth. The titanium post is surgically implanted during the first stage of the procedure at a precise position and angle to yield a comfortable fit. Over the next three to six months, this titanium post should fuse to the jawbone, giving the new tooth superior stability and essentially functioning like a natural tooth root. Once the titanium post has fully fused to the jawbone, your dentist will attach the custom crown, and the dental implant procedure will be complete.
High-quality Restorative Dentistry in Memphis
Dr. Gruen, Dr. Vick, and Dr. Whittemore are committed to providing high-quality and aesthetically pleasing restorative dental treatment for those who want to fix gaps in their teeth. A Memphis dental implant can significantly improve your confidence and quality of life by fixing a problem that is an insecurity in most people. You can trust your Memphis experts to take the time to give you exceptional and personalized treatment.