Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium and other biocompatible materials. Implants can provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. They are used to replace one or multiple missing teeth. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants do not require support from adjacent teeth or involve the grinding down of healthy teeth. This makes them an ideal solution for many of the patients who visit Schmitt Dental with concerns regarding tooth loss.
What Can I Expect From My Dental Implant?
Dental implants typically consist of three parts, including a titanium implant post, an abutment that connects the post to the new tooth restoration, and a dental crown, which is placed on top of the abutment to give it a natural-looking appearance. This ensures that you will not feel self-conscious about the appearance of your dental implant, as it will blend in beautifully with the rest of the smile when done by an experienced team of professionals.
Can You Tell the Difference Between a Dental Implant and a Natural Tooth?
When performed by the team at Schmitt Dental, we ensure that the restoration placed over the abutment of the implant, including crowns, bridges, and dentures, is customized to the patient and made to match their existing teeth. We use materials such as porcelain, which mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel, and find the right shade, size, and shape to make the final restorations over the implants. In doing this, patients feel confident in their smiles after placement.
Am I a Candidate for a Dental Implant?
The best candidates for dental implants are individuals with sufficient bone in the jaw before the placement of the implant root. This is because it requires bone to hold it in place as osseointegration occurs. Once the dental implant is firmly in place, it will remain unless bone loss occurs in the future–making it a restoration that can last a lifetime with proper care!
Call Schmitt Dental Today!
If you live in or around the communities of Clarksville or Brentwood, TN, and want to speak to our experienced dentists, call one of our three office locations to request your consultation appointment and initial evaluation with our team. We have decades of combined experience in providing general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services to patients in and around the metropolitan area.