Dental implants from Lebanon Dental Care in Lebanon – your smart choice.
If you’re considering dental implants, they can be a smart choice if your teeth are damaged or worn down. Today’s implants are strong, stable, and long-lasting; and when done by the expert dentists at Lebanon Dental Care, they will look, feel, fit, and function just like natural teeth. Dental implants are an affordable and convenient solution to help you restore your smile.
You can feel comfortable with dental implants.
In fact, last year over half a million people had dental implants placed in the United States because it’s a proven procedure with multiple advantages, including:
- They last long term.
- They’re secure—modern implants look and feel natural without slipping like dentures sometimes do.
- Implants preserve your jawbone and help protect other teeth from damage.
- They don’t need to be removed for cleaning, so they’re more convenient than other options.
- The shape of your face and smile stay intact.
The team at Lebanon Dental Care will walk you through every step of the process so you feel comfortable. First, metal posts are placed into your jawbone below the gum line. The dental implants are mounted securely on these posts, giving you a brand-new tooth! Not only will this improve your self-esteem, but also your overall health.
Don’t live with a hole in your smile – call Lebanon Dental Care today at 615-784-4330 to learn more about how we can help you!
Implants vs. Bridges
Dental implants are the next best thing to your healthy, natural teeth. Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth when implanted by your dentist. While dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.
A bridge is a restoration for two or more missing teeth in a row. Common restorations like fixed bridges or removable partials can cause the surrounding bone to weaken because they are dependent on adjacent teeth for support. However, implant-supported bridges integrate with the natural bone, providing a much stronger and more natural restoration.
A dental crown is a restoration that replaces the top part of the tooth. A single tooth that needs to be completely replaced can be restored utilizing an implant-supported crown. The crown is typically made of porcelain, giving the restoration a natural look.
An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture (a removable partial denture or a complete denture that covers and rests on one or more remaining natural teeth, the roots of natural teeth, and/or dental implants) that is supported by, and attached to, implants. A regular denture rests on the gums and is not supported by implants.