Oak Ridge, TN Dental Implants
Over the years, J. Larry Brewer, DDS, has devoted himself to staying current with all the latest advances in dentistry. Dental implants are one example of the way we use state-of-the-art materials and technology to bring you the most effective dental treatment available
Since they’re so effective, dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement today. If you want to maintain a healthy smile, missing teeth need to be replaced. Obviously, aesthetics are a big consideration, but gaps in your smile can also lead to more complicated oral health problems.
What Makes Dental Implants Different
There’s one major difference between dental implants and other types of tooth replacements like crowns, bridges, or dentures. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement considered to be permanent, and this is because the implant is actually secured in your jaw.
Over time, the titanium implant integrates fully with surrounding bone and tissue, effectively becoming part of your jaw. Once the implants have healed, Dr. Brewer will design and place the actual replacement tooth (crown) or bridge, restoring your ability to speak, chew, and smile normally.
Before making any decisions, Dr. Brewer will consult with you to provide more information about dental implants and our other tooth replacement options. We’ll take the time to learn about your goals so you can feel comfortable with the decision you make about your treatment.
Benefits of Dental Implants
If you’re weighing your options for tooth replacement, we can recommend dental implants for several reasons:
- Dental implants replicate your natural tooth structure, and nothing beats nature’s own design.
- Implants create an artificial root that stabilizes your jawbone to prevent problems like misaligned teeth and deterioration of the jaw.
- With dental implants, your teeth will be stable and secure so you can enjoy all your favorite foods.
- Titanium implants can be used to improve the stability of dentures, preventing slipping and shifting.
According to the American Academy of Dental Implantology, dental implants have an amazing success rate of up to 98%. They're easy to care for – simply continue to follow a diligent oral hygiene routine as you always have. With proper oral hygiene and regular exams and cleanings, your implants may last a lifetime.
We Make the Process Easy
We understand that your time is valuable, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the outstanding dental care you deserve. We’re partnered with a trusted Oak Ridge oral surgeon who is conveniently located next door to our practice. The entire implant process can be handled between our two offices, with Dr. Brewer coordinating your care. You don’t have to take extra time out of your schedule to find the quality care you need.
If you’re stuck in the maze of dental insurance, or simply have questions about a specific treatment, please don’t ever hesitate to contact our office for more information. Our team has lots of experience in helping our patients file their insurance and get the most out of their benefits.
Take the Next Step to a Healthier Smile
Are you ready to learn more about dental implants and your other tooth replacement options? We’d love to set up a consultation and help you take the next step to a whole and healthy smile.