If you have missing teeth, it's always a good idea to replace them as soon as possible. When you do, you'll be able to chew comfortably, speak clearly, and smile confidently again around others. We recommend dental implants because they look, feel, and function exactly like a natural tooth. Once your dental implant is in place, you’ll have a healthier smile, and a new tooth that no one will guess isn’t natural.
At McKay’s Mill Dental, Dr. Matt Avrit uses dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a full upper or lower arch of teeth. We perform the entire implant procedure at our Franklin dental office so you can relax knowing that you are in the best possible hands.
Understanding How Dental Implants Work
A dental implant is a titanium post that Dr. Avrit places surgically into the jawbone in the area of a missing tooth. He uses modern technology called 3-D cone beam imaging to ensure that the implant is placed in the optimal position in your jaw to ensure positive long-term results.
After Dr. Avrit places the implant, the bone is given time to heal around the post, and a dental crown or other tooth restoration is placed on top of it to restore chewing function.
Benefits of Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants
In addition to an impressive 95 percent success rate, dental implants offer numerous benefits for almost anyone who needs to replace missing teeth.
- A standalone restoration that doesn’t involve altering other teeth
- A long-term tooth replacement that lasts a lifetime with proper care
- A tooth replacement that looks, feels, and functions like a real tooth
- A replacement tooth root that helps prevent bone loss in the jaw
- A solid foundation for a dental crown, bridge, or full or partial denture
Dental implants have improved the lives of millions of people worldwide. Dr. Avrit and his dental team would love to play a part in doing the same for you.
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
In general, anyone who wants to replace missing teeth and is healthy enough for oral surgery is a candidate for a dental implant. The main concern is that the area of the jawbone where we need to place the implant post be dense and strong enough to support it.
Dr. Avrit determines this using cone beam imaging, and even if you’re not a candidate at this time, he may be able to help you. Bone grafting is a procedure that builds up the bone in your jaw and makes it possible for you to get a dental implant in the future.
Schedule a Dental Implant Appointment
We would love to help you on your journey to a complete, healthy smile that looks great and functions comfortably. If you want to see if you’re a good candidate to replace missing teeth with a dental implant, please call our Franklin, TN dental office at (615) 595-5959.