Losing your teeth can be a traumatic experience, especially when it affects your self-esteem, not to mention your ability to chew or speak normally. You have several options for restoring lost teeth, along with their look and function, including fixed bridges and removable dentures. Your best option for natural-looking and long-lasting results, however, are dental implants.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants differ from other replacement solutions because of their durability, stability, and ease of care. They’re anchored directly into your jaw by a biocompatible titanium rod, so they act and feel like a natural tooth. And since they’re custom-shaped to fit your mouth and matched to look just like the surrounding teeth, they appear natural as well. While they may need some slight adjusting over the years, you only need to brush, floss, and rinse as usual to maintain them.
Cost-wise, dental implants have a higher price tag than dentures or other tooth replacement alternatives, but they also last much longer. On average, dentures only last 5-8 years, where dental implants can last at least 20 years, if not longer.
Shane is one of our patients at My Family Dentistry and was understandably anxious about undergoing the implant surgery.
“I was really apprehensive, but Dr. Mullins took care of me 100 percent,” he says. He went in for his procedure and was “in an out, less than an hour.” To address any discomfort, patients like Shane are normally given local anesthetic. During his appointment, he experienced “a little pain – not enjoyable, exactly – but after, [he] could not have felt better.”
Find a Dental Team You Trust
When looking for dental implants in Knoxville or a dentist to address your questions and concerns, consider My Family Dentistry. Dr. Mullins frequently performs tooth replacement procedures, for a wide range of patients. Whether he’s replacing a single tooth or several at a time, he wants you to know that “implant surgery today, with modern techniques, is a non-event with little down time to your life.”
Contact us to learn more about our tooth replacement options or schedule an appointment.