Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN
We’ve all heard the song with the catchy lyrics, “all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth,” which reminds us that many patients deal with significant tooth loss and uncomfortable dentures. If this sounds like you, and you want not just your two front teeth but also all of your teeth for Christmas, implant dentists in Nashville have a solution for you.
How implants work
Implants involve placing titanium posts in the jawbone of the upper and lower dental arch. The purpose of the implants is to take the place of the missing tooth’s roots, which provide constant stimulation to the jawbone. This is significant because the stimulation prevents resorption of the jawbone, an inevitable consequence of missing teeth unless implants are placed.
The implant posts also provide a stable base for the permanent replacement teeth. Whether you are getting one or two single dental implants, or an entire dental arch of replacement teeth, implants are permanent and stable enough to provide you with a comfortable and effective bite.
What goes on the implants?
If you’re getting a single dental implant, a specially designed dental crown is fabricated using dental porcelain that matches the rest of your teeth. Then, the crown is permanently attached to the implant post, although this part of the procedure typically takes place about six months after the placement of the implant, which allows for the jawbone to heal and fuse to the implant post.
If you’re getting All on 4s in Nashville, a specially made overdenture is made to attach to four implants that are strategically placed in the jawbone. The overdenture is a single unit, although it has the appearance of individual teeth. Results are so natural that no one will be able to tell that you are wearing dental restorations!
What’s the difference between single implants and All on 4s?
Single implants replace just one tooth at a time. While this is ideal for patients missing a tooth here and there, it isn’t the best option for patients who are missing all of their teeth or wear dentures.
A single implant requires a healing time of about six months before the final results are reached.
All on 4s, on the other hand, can be completed in a single day. That means that your shorter implant posts are placed, and the overdenture is fabricated and attached to your implants on the same day. This procedure is ideal for those patients who are missing all of their teeth or who no longer want to rely on dentures for their replacement teeth.
Are implants right for me?
This Christmas, you can get your two front teeth, and more, replaced with dental implants in Nashville. If you have missing teeth, dental implants may be right for you. The best way to know for certain, however, is to book a consultation with Nashville area implant dentists at Devine Dentistry. Contact our office by calling (615) 269-4209 to schedule a consultation.
Devine Dentistry welcomes patients of Belle Meade, Green Hills, and Nashville.