When you find yourself missing one of more teeth, you may need a dental implant in Lebanon, Tennessee, to fully restore your smile in a natural-looking, long-lasting way. Call Smiles By Samantha at (615) 257-0857 and our dentist, Dr. Samantha Hughey-Wence, will be happy to talk with you about whether dental implants are right for your smile.
At our practice, we offer high-quality dental implants to replace one or more of your missing teeth. A dental implant is specially crafted to act as an artificial tooth root, bonding with your natural bone to strengthen the base of your jaw and stabilize your new artificial tooth. According to your situation, our dentist can remove any damaged teeth from the affected area before prepping you for treatment. If necessary, you may also receive a bone grafting to strengthen your jawbone for the implant placement.
You may be well suited for a dental implant if you:
- Have single or multiple missing teeth
- Have a strong and healthy jawbone
- Have healthy oral tissues
- Do not smoke tobacco
During the first portion of the procedure, the implant post is surgically inserted into your jawbone to replace the missing tooth root. Once this is completed, a period of healing is often necessary to permit the post to connect with your natural bone. The second portion of treatment will involve the placement of your abutment post, which connects your dental restoration, or the artificial tooth, over the top of your implant post. Whether your restoration involves a dental crown, a dental bridge, or a complete or partial denture, we will make certain that your restoration is customized to fit your smile securely and comfortably.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants, we welcome you to contact our office today and schedule a visit with our dentist.