Dental Implants Nashville, TN

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 implant comprises a titanium post, an attaching abutment, and a dental crown.

Dental implants can also secure a bridge or denture. Bridges replace one or more consecutive missing teeth, and dentures can restore full arches of lost teeth. Tooth implants are a restorative dentistry treatment we provide to the public in Nashville.

Dental Implants in Nashville, Tennessee

Dental Implants in Nashville, TN

There are two types of dental implants: endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal implants are the most common type. These implants are titanium screw-shaped rods we insert directly into the jaw bone.

Subperiosteal implants are a great option for patients who do not have enough healthy jaw bone tissue to support an implant. We place these implants under the gum line but above the jawbone.

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 missing multiple teeth. Implant-secured restorations also look like natural teeth because they use porcelain or 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.

Dental Implant Treatment

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. Additionally, we can provide implant-supported or retained dentures.

Before treatment, we take X-rays to determine the best locations for implant placement. Then, we will take impressions of the mouth to create a custom restoration.

An oral surgeon places the implant in the prepared bone to begin the dental implant procedure. Then, the surgeon 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 place the abutments or the pieces that connect the implants to the restoration. After your gums heal, we will replace the healing caps or temporary restoration with the final crown, bridge, or denture.

The Benefits of Dental Implants in Nashville, TX

Dental implants are the gold standard of tooth replacement. They come with so many benefits that other solutions can’t compete with. Implants are the only method that replaces the tooth root and the visible crown.

They’re a lifelong restoration. You don’t have to worry about adjusting or replacing your restoration. Your implant may only need a replacement for the final restoration — usually a custom dental crown.

Advanced Function and Jawbone Preservation

Because they replace the tooth root, you get more function out of your smile when you replace missing teeth with dental implants. You can eat, speak, and chew without worrying about your restoration slipping or falling out. They have the stability that other restorations don’t, mimicking the functionality of your natural teeth.

Removable dentures can restore around 30 to 40% of your bite function, while implants can restore close to 100%.

Fresh fruits and vegetables are essential to your diet. However, eating them with removable dentures is often difficult. You can eat a healthy, balanced diet with dental implants.

Implant posts also prevent jawbone deterioration. Once you lose a tooth root, the jawbone immediately begins to break down in that area. Implants stimulate jawbone growth as they integrate with the bone structure, preventing continued breakdown.

With other restorations, the jawbone continues to break down. Jaw bone loss changes the shape of your face and the fit of your restoration.

Improved Self-Confidence and Aesthetics

Missing teeth can damage your self-confidence. Dental implants provide a natural-looking smile as they blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. We custom-make each implant based on the size, shape, and shade of the rest of your teeth. With other replacement options, your face can sag once your jaw bone breaks down.

The facial muscles rely on the bone structure to support and keep the face filled out. You keep a more youthful appearance when the face stays full with implants.

Long-Lasting and Convenient

Dental implants are durable. Dentures and bridges often need replacement or readjustment because they don’t support the jaw.

Dental implants are a long-term, cost-effective replacement. You know all your costs upfront because they won’t incur more in the future. Implants should last a lifetime as long as you properly care for oral health.

Another benefit is that implants are easy to care for. Dentures require adhesive and extra maintenance steps to ensure a proper clean.

With dental implants, you have to brush and floss your teeth as you would normally. When brushing, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to ensure you don’t scratch or damage the restoration.

Because implants last, they can improve your quality of life and self-confidence.

Dental Implant FAQs

Learn more about dental implants in our Nashville, TN office with answers to these common questions:

How much are dental implants?

The cost of your dental implant treatment will depend on many factors. Dental implant cost factors include pretreatments, the number of implants, and the type of restoration. Our team will review your options and help you stay within your budget.

Can I get dental implants if I already have a dental bridge or denture?

You can receive dental implants for a current restoration if the restoration is in good shape. Sometimes, you may only need a single implant if you have a dental bridge.

How long do dental implants last?

The implant posts can last many years if you do not develop problems like gum disease or tooth decay. A dental crown, bridge, or denture can last much longer with the support of implants.

Typically, you need to replace your restorations before the implant post. Crowns can last 15 to 20 years.

Get Dental Implants Today

Do you want a long-lasting dental restoration? Call 615 Smile Design Studio for implant treatment today at (615) 637-2878. You can also schedule an appointment with us online. We serve patients from Harpeth Path, Devon Highlands, and Belle Meade.