Implant Restorations

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Implant Restorations

Did you know that millions of American adults are missing at least one tooth? While this may be a common side effect of issues like gum disease, implant restorations are one of the most effective ways to replace them.

What Happens When You Don’t Replace Missing Teeth?

Most people don’t enjoy walking around with gaps in their mouths, but missing teeth is much more than a cosmetic concern. Your teeth naturally sit close together, so when one is missing, the adjacent teeth shift into the gap. This can impact your smile’s alignment.

Gaps can also increase your risk of gum disease and jawbone loss. Your jawbone is constantly being stimulated by the roots of your teeth and will deteriorate without this support. The less bone you have, the more sunken your face will appear.

Your Dental Implant Procedure

A complete dental implant procedure can take several months. Treatment begins with a consultation with Dr. Bratten or Dr. Deines to determine your goals. Once it’s time for surgery, they will place a titanium screw into your jawbone. It will take several months for the implant to fuse to your bone, creating a solid support system.

After this process is complete, you will return to the office so your dentist can surgically place the crown on top.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants have many advantages for people looking for tooth-replacement solutions. Below are some of the reasons why patients choose this restorative treatment to address tooth loss:

  • Permanent
  • Natural-looking
  • Durable
  • Easy to maintain

Replace Missing or Extracted Teeth with Implant Restorations in Smyrna, TN!

If you have one or more missing teeth, don’t wait to get them restored. Bratten Dental offers quality implant restorations that will have you smiling for life. Contact our office to see if this treatment is right for you!