Dental implants are most often the best treatment for replacing missing teeth. Because the titanium implant posts are surgically placed in the jawbone, they provide the most durable, stable, and long-lasting support for dental restorations currently available.
People who have lost teeth might feel self-conscious when smiling, laughing, or even talking. Inserting dental implants where teeth have been lost due to trauma or tooth decay can increase a person’s confidence. Dr. Clint Newman offers dental implants to his Nashville patients and offers a unique compassion for each of their situations that is incomparable to his competitors. If you’re interested in the implant procedures performed by Dr. Newman, please contact his office today to schedule a consultation.
Two of the most obvious benefits to dental implants include the hygienic and cosmetic improvements that can be made for someone who is missing teeth. However, there are many other advantages to the procedure.
Dr. Newman’s procedure for dental implants begins with inviting his patients to the Nashville office for an extensive and informational consultation. After examining the health of your teeth, gums, and bones, Dr. Newman will establish the most appropriate course of action for your treatment. You will be given plenty of opportunities to ask questions about the procedure and ensure that you are as prepared as possible for the treatment.
During the procedure, an initial hole will be made in the jaw site where the implant screw is inserted. Next, a protective screw cover is positioned over the top of the implant to allow it to heal and osseointegrate (the process during which the screw anchors to the jawbone). Once the site has healed (up to six months later), Dr. Newman will uncover the implant and fit and attach a temporary crown until the gum grows around it in a natural way. Once this has occurred, a permanent crown can be affixed to the implant.
Recovery varies between patients and is dependent on each individual case but always requires a diligent oral hygiene routine to ensure proper fusing of the implant to the bone. If taken care of correctly, a dental implant can stay in place for forty years or more.
Dr. Newman offers a special focus on the restoration of dental implants and has a unique ability to readjust and fix implants that have been improperly placed by other dentists or that need to be reworked due to trauma.
With Dr. Newman’s expertise and the care of his highly trained staff, receiving dental implants at our Nashville office can be a great experience. Please contact us with any questions about the procedure or to schedule a consultation.