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.
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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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:
Schedule an Implant Consultation
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.
"Outstanding as Always!"
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 +
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
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.
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.