It's easier to smile brightly when you don't have missing teeth. Dental implants in Portland, TN, with your dentist at Portland Dental Center can restore your smile.
What Sets Dental Implants Apart
Advances in dentistry mean that you now have various tooth replacement options to choose from.
The unique feature of dental implants is that they replace your missing tooth completely from root to crown.
Dental implants have three parts:
Your dentist installs the root of your dental implants, usually made from titanium, into your jaw bone. Titanium is an excellent material because it's inert, therefore, reducing the chances of rejection by your body.
A piece of the dental implant root projects above the gum line. This part, the abutment, allows the crown to be screwed on.
Your dentist will match the color of the crowns of your dental implants to your natural teeth so no one can tell the difference.
Dental implants are excellent at preserving jaw bone density and facial structure. The implanted root stimulates your jaw bone, promoting bone growth, and preserving your facial structure.
Therefore, you won't experience the facial sagging common with denture users.
Getting Your Dental Implants
If you have a tooth extraction planned, you could begin tooth replacement discussions with your dentist at Portland Dental Center early on.
Your dentist will need to confirm that your jaw bone can bear your dental implants before proceeding with the installation.
When your next appointment comes, your dentist will install the root of your dental implants at the Portland, TN, office of the Portland Dental Center.
Temporary caps help protect your dental implants' roots while your jaw bone grows around them to secure them. During this waiting period, your dentist will get your custom-made dental crowns ready.
After the healing period, about three to six months later, your dentist takes out the temporary caps and replaces them with your new dental crowns.
You can go on to care for your dental implants like you would your natural teeth. No special glues or solutions are necessary.
Still not sold on the idea of dental implants? Schedule a consultation with your dentist at Portland Dental Center to discuss getting dental implants in Portland, TN, by calling (615) 325-9837.