Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? Do you need a more secure dental restoration? Dr. Kevin Sivaneri works with oral surgeons to place dental implants in Nashville, TN. Implants are high-quality dental restorations. A single dental implant consists of a titanium post, attaching abutment, and a dental crown. Dental implants can also secure a dental bridge or denture. Bridges replace one or more consecutive missing teeth, and dentures can restore full arches of lost teeth.
Dental Implant Treatment in Nashville, TN
There are two types of dental implants: endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal implants are the most common types of dental implants. They are titanium screw-shaped rods that are inserted directly into the jaw bone. Subperiosteal implants are a great option for patients with insufficient jaw bone tissue to support an implant. These implants are placed under the gum line but above the jaw bone.
No matter the implant type, all implants can benefit patients with missing teeth. Dental implants support patients’ bone structure and can prevent facial sagging, which some patients experience when they are missing multiple teeth. Implant-secured restorations also look just like natural teeth because they use porcelain ceramic materials. These materials are color-matched to blend in with the shade of natural teeth. Patients also find it much easier to bite and chew with implants because they support teeth at the root.
We offer dental implants to replace single or multiple missing teeth. Our office can also coordinate care for All-On-4 or All-On-6 dental implants, which secure arches of missing teeth. We can also provide patients with implant-supported or retained dentures. Before implant treatment, we take x-rays to determine the best places to place the implants. We will take impressions of the mouth to create a custom restoration.
To begin treatment, an oral surgeon places the implant in the prepared bone and then places a healing cap or temporary restoration. During a period called osseointegration, the implant fuses with the jaw bone. Once the implants have healed, we will replace the healing caps or temporary restoration with the final crown, bridge, or denture.
Dental Implant FAQs
Learn more about implants with answers to these frequently asked questions:
How much are dental implants?
The cost of your dental implant treatment will depend on many factors, including the number of implants and what kind of restoration you require. Our dental team will review your options with you and help you stay within your budget.
Can I get dental implants if I already have a dental bridge or denture?
Patients can receive dental implants for a current restoration if the restoration is in good shape. Some patients may only need a single implant if they have a dental bridge.
How long do dental implants last?
The titanium implant posts can last many years if patients do not develop problems like gum disease or tooth decay. A dental crown, bridge, or denture can last much longer with the support of dental implants. Typically, dental restorations will need replacement before the implant post. Crowns can last 15 to 20 years.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Do you want a more functional dental restoration? Call our office for implant treatment today at (615) 637-2878 or request a dental appointment with us online.