Serving Patients of Erwin, Jonesborough, and Greeneville, TN
Dental implants are the new gold standard for replacing missing, broken, or severely decayed teeth. If you are tired of dealing with the embarrassment or health consequences of a lost tooth (or multiple teeth), then dental implants can change your life by providing you with a beautiful, healthy smile!
If you are considering getting dental implants in Greeneville, check out these unique benefits.
Support for Crowns and Bridges
If you have a missing tooth, a dental implant is a perfect way to restore your smile. Its titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone serves the purpose of the tooth’s root. Then, a specially made crown is attached to the top of the implant, which now takes the place of your missing tooth. The results are natural, and functional – meaning you can eat, speak and chew with confidence.
In the past, patients would resort to getting a traditional dental bridge, which requires the two teeth on either side of the gap to be filed down to make way for the new crowns. Then, the single unit bridge would be permanently attached to the two teeth, adjoined by an artificial crown in the middle. The problem is that to get a bridge the two adjacent teeth have to get crowns, which means a higher risk of decay later on, as well as the eventual replacement of the bridge. Dental implants, however, do not rely on surrounding teeth for support, therefore should never have to be replaced.
If you are missing multiple teeth in a row, dental implants can be used to secure a dental bridge. The replacement teeth would essentially be a bridge that attaches to the implants, which restores your smile. Since the bridge would be attached to dental implants, there would not be a risk of decay in this area.
Aesthetics and Function
Dental implants are often chosen over other tooth replacement options due to their natural appearance and function. No other artificial tooth replacement will look and feel more like an actual tooth than an implant. Since the titanium post is surgically placed into the jawbone, you never have to remove it for any reason. It is permanent, just like your teeth. The crown portion that is visible will be handcrafted to look and feel like a natural tooth, even down to the natural light reflecting qualities and tiny grooves on the chewing surface – just like your teeth. The color of the crown can be matched to blend in with the rest of your teeth.
The lifetime of a dental implant far surpasses any other tooth replacement option. Many other procedures such as a dental bridge or partial dentures may last a decade or so until normal wear and tear take a toll. Having either replaced will require more time and money. Plus, neither of these options helps preserve your jawbone, which naturally diminishes over time after a tooth is exacted unless it is replaced with an implant. However, a dental implant should last you a lifetime. Dental implants may seem expensive upfront, but keep in mind that you should never have to replace it. So, if you have another 20, 30 or 40 years ahead of you, think about how many times you will have to replace your bridge or partial, should you elect to go that route. Instead, why not opt for a dental implant – the long-lasting option.
Dental Implants – Greeneville Dentist
To learn more about dental implants or to schedule a consultation, contact Tusculum Dental Care today by calling (423) 639-7575 to schedule a consultation.
Tusculum Dental Care welcomes patients of Erwin, Jonesborough, and Greeneville, Tennessee.