People sometimes take their teeth for granted before a traumatic impact or bad dental health causes them to lose a tooth. Although losing a tooth can be devastating, the good news is there are plenty of dental solutions available to restore your dental function. Chattanooga Periodontics & Dental Implants, P.C. in Chattanooga, Tennessee can make sure you get the full use of your teeth back with the help of dental implants.
The trick is figuring out the number of dental implants you need: a single implant, multiple implants, or enough implants to replace a full arch? Luckily, Dr. Felts is here to help.
Single Dental Implant
One dental implant is just what it sounds like. Dr. Felts, your periodontist, puts a single titanium post into your jaw in Chattanooga, Tennessee. That fuses through a process known as osseointegration into the bone. The dentist places a crown on top of the post, and you’ll enjoy:
- Eat your favorite foods
- Prevent jaw bone deterioration
- Care for your implant like a real tooth
- Speak naturally
- Enjoy your implant for a lifetime
If you have more than one missing tooth, a dental bridge may be used to allow the use of several teeth at once. Titanium posts are strategically positioned with an implant procedure to support the bridge over the gap. It makes it possible with a single missing tooth you don’t need to put an implant.
Full-Arch Dental Implants
Full-arch dental implants restore the function of a full collection of teeth on the upper or lower gums. A few implants are mounted in the mouth, and the implants are positioned on top of a complete arch of dentures. This has an advantage over conventional dentures because full-arch dental implants don’t slip, so you don’t have to remove them every night to clean.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Before you commit to any dental implant procedure, you need to make sure you are a good candidate. Dr. Charles Felts III can assess your needs first and help determine the best course of treatment to meet your dental needs. Contact our office in Chattanooga, Tennessee to schedule your consultation today.