Sometimes, losing a tooth is just inevitable. While our team at Beaver Creek Dental will work hard to save your natural teeth whenever possible, occasionally the best option is actually to consider a complete replacement.
Dental implants are the treatment of choice for replacing single or multiple missing teeth. Implants have a variety of uses and can also be used to stabilize a loose denture.
Losing a tooth is more common than you might think. Dr. Kyle Smith strives to make the process of removing and replacing your painful tooth as comfortable as possible.
Dental implants are made of biocompatible titanium and actually replace your tooth root in the jawbone. Once the implant is fused to your bone, we can then decide how we want to restore it – with a crown, a bridge, or with denture connectors. Crown and bridge restorations are then fixed to the implant, while dentures can either be fixed or removable.
Before the arrival of dental implants, traditional bridges were the only non-removable option for replacing missing teeth. These bridges often required cutting down two healthy teeth to replace one missing tooth! With modern implant technology, we no longer have to compromise your healthy teeth to restore your missing teeth.
Replacing missing teeth with single or multiple implants is the best way to restore the look and function of your natural teeth. Implant crown and bridge restorations are permanently fixed in your mouth, so once they are placed, that’s it. You can forget about them.
Dental implants are a great option to secure a loose-fitting denture. Just the placement of a few dental implants will allow your denture to fully lock in, enabling you to speak, eat, and laugh without ever having to worry about it coming out. Connecting dental implants to your dentures can truly change your quality of life.
Fortunately, you take care of dental implants in the same way that you take care of your natural teeth! While implants cannot get cavities, they can still collect plaque and get gum disease, so it’s still important to brush, floss, and have regular dental appointments with us.
Our team at Beaver Creek Dental will help show you how to properly maintain your implant so that you can keep it for years to come.
If you would like more information about dental implants and how our team can help meet your dental needs, please do not hesitate to call and make an appointment!
Our office is easily accessible just a half mile from the Karns, TN school system. We offer extended hours in the morning as well as in the evening, making it a convenient stop to and from work and school.