Whether you’re missing just one tooth or many, dental implants from Tennessee Implant & Oral Surgery can restore the function and aesthetics of your smile. Implants have many unique benefits, including their long lifespan and the ability to prevent bone resorption after tooth loss.
Dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth
With proper oral care, your implants can last a lifetime
Dr. Kirk specializes in oral surgery and implant dentistry, so you can trust that your results will be strong and beautiful
We provide single-tooth implants as well as mini implants, full-arch restorations, and more
Single-tooth dental implants are used to restore a single missing tooth. This treatment option consists of one dental implant and a dental crown that is attached to the implant. In contrast, full-arch dental implants use 4-6 implants per missing arch of teeth. Once the implant sites heal, they are used to support a removable denture or a fixed dental bridge.
Mini implants are much smaller than traditional dental implants. For this reason, they can be placed in just a single appointment and patients typically only require local anesthesia during treatment. Mini implants require less bone mass than traditional implants, which means that they are a good option for patients who have experienced bone loss as a result of missing teeth.
Teeth In A Day is a specialized type of dental implant. These implants are designed to allow a crown or other implant-supported restoration to be placed on the implant immediately after it is surgically placed into your gum line. The temporary restoration that is placed on the day of your treatment will be removed once your gums heal, and a permanent replacement will be created. If you have a strong jaw bone, Teeth In A Day can help you restore your smile quickly.
The first step of the implant placement process is to clean and numb your mouth. Then, an opening will be created in your gums and jaw, where your missing tooth used to be. Dr. Kirk will place your implant into the opening. Next, the area will be cleaned and sutured shut. Your implant site will be given time to heal (typically about 3-6 months, unless you are having Teeth In A Day).
The initial process of recovering from an implant takes less than a week, but it will take 3-6 months for the implant to bond permanently with your oral tissue. Once this process is complete, you will come back in for a follow-up, and a permanent implant-supported restoration (such as a dental crown) will be placed.
If you are missing multiple teeth but have a relatively healthy mouth and want a long-term solution for your smile, dental implants are most likely the best choice for you. If you're located near Lebanon, Dr. Kirk can help you determine your dental needs. To learn more and find out which type of implant may be best for you and your dental health, schedule a consultation at Tennessee Implant & Oral Surgery today.
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– Dr. Kirk
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