Iroquois Family Dentistry

Dental Implants

A missing tooth or teeth can have a significant impact on the appearance of your smile, the function of your bite, and your self-confidence.

Dental implants provide a stable base for advanced restorations so that you can bring form, function, and health back to your smile.

Learn how Iroquois Family Dentistry in Nashville, TN, can revitalize your smile with dental implants...

Advanced Technology for Superior Tooth Replacement

If you are missing teeth, implants offer the most secure and realistic restorations available. That is why Iroquois Family Dentistry in Nashville, TN, proudly offers state-of-the-art dental implant treatment.

Dental implants can replace a missing tooth or teeth and protect your long-term oral health by stopping the bone loss that naturally accompanies tooth loss. Our dentists can provide a long-lasting and remarkably stable foundation for restorations such as dental crowns, bridges, and dentures with dental implants. 

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We use digital impressions to create custom restorations with a near-perfect fit.

Our practice uses CEREC® technology and years of experience to craft natural-looking restorations conveniently, quickly, and with the utmost precision. Our Nashville dentists can oversee your entire dental implant treatment in one location to ensure the highest level of care possible. 

Same-Day Restorations with CEREC

Once you have healed following implant surgery, we will use our CEREC system to take impressions of your gums and natural teeth. These highly detailed scans allow us to design a restoration that will have a near-perfect fit and a natural, realistic appearance. Your crown, bridge, or denture will then connect directly to the implants using the abutments or specialized dental cement. If you are receiving an implant-supported crown or bridge, we may be able to conveniently create your restoration in our office in a single appointment.

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Jayne A.

Jayne A.

The best dentist office experience I’ve ever had. I’m new to Nashville and had a couple jobs since I’ve arrived and they’re very transparent about different insurance payments and make it super easy. Also their hours are very convenient! Recommend to all my friends new to Nashville. View On Google +

Sarah B.

Sarah B.

I LOVE Iroquois Dentistry. They are very organized and I rarely wait long for my appointment. The staff is friendly and caring and they seem to have a great rapport with each other, too. Dental work isn’t always fun, but I genuinely enjoy my appointments here. View On Google +

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Implants are surgically placed into the jaw to replace the roots of missing teeth. These small, titanium posts can support all types of dental restorations from crowns to dentures. The right implant-supported prosthetic for you will depend on the degree of tooth loss you have experienced. If you only have one missing tooth, an implant-supported crown will be sufficient. An implant-supported bridge or denture is required if you need to replace multiple teeth or even a full dental arch. In order to qualify for dental implants, you must meet certain criteria, including:

Good Bone Health

In order to receive dental implants, it is essential that you have a healthy jawbone. Strong bone tissue will support the titanium posts for long-term results. If you have suffered significant bone loss, this may affect your candidacy for treatment. To improve your candidacy, you may be able to undergo a bone graft or sinus lift. This allows our dentists to create a solid base for implant treatment.


Smoking has a negative effect on your body's immune system and can inhibit your ability to heal properly following implant surgery. It can also increase the risk of experiencing implant failure. Smokers who are considering restoring a missing tooth or teeth with implants need to quit several months in advance of surgery. Those who are willing to quit need to do so permanently to avoid any complications.

Free of Periodontal Disease

If you have gum disease, you will need periodontal treatment before beginning the implant process. Healthy gum tissue is essential to provide a strong foundation for the successful placement of implants.

Generally Healthy

Health conditions such as diabetes can increase the risks of surgery and inhibit healing and recovery. Fortunately, healthy patients who have their diabetes under control can expect success rates equal to those without diabetes.

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Iroquois Family Dentistry team
The Iroquois Family Dentistry team

Dental implants and implant-supported restorations are an important investment in yourself. It is important to visit a practitioner who can provide the best possible results. Our office has provided outstanding care to Nashville, TN, since 1946. Each of our dentists, Drs. K.B. Parkes, Gary Waltemath, Karen S. Keenan, and Tyler Smith, is experienced in implant dentistry and knows how to create personalized, beautiful, and natural-looking restorations

To learn whether you can benefit from dental implants, contact Iroquois Family Dentistry online or call our Nashville office at (615) 298-2040 today to request a consultation. During your appointment, we can assess your candidacy, explain the cost of treatment, and answer any questions you have.

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Life-Changing Benefits

Though there are many restorative options to choose from, patients at Iroquois Family Dentistry who choose implants will benefit from several significant advantages, including:

A Lasting Solution

Implants are extremely durable. The restoration placed on your implant will last ten years or more with proper maintenance, but with the same appropriate hygiene and routine dental visits, dental implants will typically last the rest of your life.

Incredible Stability

Because dental implants function as a substitute for the roots of a missing tooth, your restoration will never slip out of place. Implants allow you to eat all of your favorite foods without any restrictions, as well as speak and smile with confidence.

Natural Appearance

The restoration supported by your implants will look and function just like natural teeth. At Iroquois Family Dentistry, our doctors use advanced medical-grade materials to craft your restoration. This allows us to provide the natural-looking appearance you deserve.

Improved Jaw Health

By replacing your dental roots, implants will also perform the same function in your overall oral health. As you chew and speak, the posts will send regenerative signals to your jaw. By triggering new bone growth, dental implants prevent bone recession and further tooth loss.

"Outstanding as Always!"

Diana W.

Diana W.

I went in for a routine cleaning. The staff was friendly. My hygienist Mary was gentle and thorough (and fun to talk to). Dr. Keenan did the oral exam and was also fun to talk to. My teeth felt great when I left. View On Google +

Julie S.

Julie S.

My visit yesterday was outstanding as always! Great professional team that took care of me in a timely fashion. Front desk is always courteous and friendly. Dr. Keenan goes above and beyond to take care of me and my family. I could not be happier with my choice for dental care! I give them the highest rating. View On Google +

The Restoration Process

Implant Surgery

Dental implants are precisely placed in the jawbone using surgical guides during a minor, outpatient surgery at our Nashville, TN, office. Sedation is available to ensure your comfort.

Over the next four to six months, the titanium posts will fuse with your bone during a process called osseointegration. Eventually, the dental implants will replace the roots of the missing tooth, and become a permanent part of your jaw.

Abutment Placement

After this first healing period, your doctor will place an abutment on the implant or implants. Abutments are small connector pieces that are used to attach a restoration such as a dental crown. A second recovery period will be needed so your gums can heal around the abutments.

Attaching Your Restoration

Once you have fully healed from the abutment placement, about two weeks later, we can attach your replacement tooth, bridge, or denture to your implants. Although dentures generally require a couple of weeks or more to craft off-site, we can often provide same-day crowns and bridges using our in-office CEREC milling machine.

Iroquois Family Dentistry

Iroquois Family Dentistry team

Our top-rated dentists have been serving the Nashville community since 1946. We use the latest technology to offer gentle and effective care at affordable prices, and we are members of various national and local dental organizations: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Nashville Dental Society
To schedule a visit at Iroquois Family Dentistry, request an appointment online or call us at (615) 298-2040.

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