This implant option is often used to treat patients missing a small number of teeth. Single-tooth implants consist of two parts: the implant that acts as an artificial tooth root, and the crown that acts as an artificial tooth.
Full-arch implants use a series of 4-6 implants that are placed in the upper, lower, or both arches of your teeth. These implants are used to support a removable implant-supported denture or a non-removable fixed bridge.
Overdentures, also known as “implant-supported dentures” are designed to snap into place onto a series of 4-6 dental implants. They are a great alternative to traditional dentures, since they do not shift or move in your mouth and help support the strength of your jaw.
Our dentists create implant-supported restorations of all types, including dental crowns, implant-supported dentures, and fixed bridges. Dr. Luis and Dr. Tori are experienced implant dentists in Farragut, and they will make sure that the results of your treatment look beautiful and feel natural.
During your consultation, Dr. Luis or Dr. Tori will determine if you’re a good candidate for implants. If so, they will develop your treatment plan using a 3D CBCT x-ray which is required for treatment. In some cases bone and gum grafting may be necessary for the long-term success of dental implants.
Your next appointment will be your implant placement surgery. A dental implant acts as your new tooth root, so it's essential that it's placed properly. With the help of 3D CBCT x-rays and sedation options, our team can place your dental implants accurately and comfortably.
After your placement, you’ll come back for a series of checkups to ensure that your healing process is on track. Once healing is complete, we will attach your natural-looking restoration.
To be a good candidate for dental implants, you must have a healthy mouth and jaw. If your jaw is not strong enough to support one or more implants it may be possible to strengthen your jaw with procedures like a bone graft or sinus lift. Call us today to schedule a consultation and see if you’re a good candidate!
It takes about two weeks for your mouth to recover from the initial implant placement process. Make sure to follow your post-operative recovery instructions during this time.
Over a period of 3-6 months, the implant will permanently bond with your jaw, becoming an artificial tooth root to which an implant-supported restoration can be attached.
You’ll come in for multiple appointments while you heal to have your implant-supported restoration built. Once your mouth is fully healed, your restoration will be permanently bonded to your implant.
The cost of dental implants varies for each patient and depends on your unique case.
It’s difficult to provide you with an accurate estimate for the cost of your treatment, as there are a variety of different factors that may affect the cost of your implant procedure. During your consultation, we will assess your smile to determine how much your treatment will cost. We offer a wide range of payment and financing options to bring the cost of treatment within your budget.