What are dental implants?
Dental implants are essentially artificial teeth that are used to replace missing teeth in order to regain function and prevent bone loss and infection. Additionally, dental implants are great for those who are self-conscious about their smile following extraction or tooth loss. With dental implants, we can both enhance your smile’s natural beauty and protect your health.
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How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are placed in the bone, in the same area where the toot root once was. Once the dental implant and bone have fused together, an abutment and crown are attached to the dental implant. The fusing, or integration process, takes anywhere from four to six months. After the abutment and tooth are placed on the dental implant it will appear and function like any other tooth.
Are dental implants painful?
During the implant placement, anesthesia is used, so you shouldn’t feel any pain, but as with any dental procedure, dental implant treatment can lead to soreness and sensitivity for a short time after the procedure.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants feel and look most like your natural tooth, which is why they are the best option when considering tooth replacement. Because dental implants have the appearance of natural teeth, no one will know, except you and your dentist of course. Dental implants enhance your smile’s natural beauty and boost your self-confidence.
Additionally, dental implants are very durable and can last a lifetime, and because they are created from prosthetic material rather than real tooth enamel, dental implants will always remain cavity free!
How much do dental implants cost?
Dental implant treatment costs vary by patient. The need for bone grafting, which is determined by your existing bone structure and the number of implants needed will influence the treatment cost.
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Where can I get dental implants in Memphis?
Protecting the health of our patients is at the core of our mission at Memphis Center for Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Miles Moore is a trusted and experienced dentist with extensive training in dental implant treatment.
If you’re wanting the best tooth replacement option or ready to enhance the appearance of your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Moore and the team at Memphis Center for Cosmetic Dentistry today.
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