A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that looks, feels and functionsÃ‚?like a natural tooth.
The actual dental implant material is usually titanium. A post is surgically placed into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation. This is important because the root replacement post helps prevent jaw bone deterioration that usually occurs after a tooth has been lost.
When the implant has meshed securely with the bone (it can take up to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. Same day implants are available for some patients that fit the criteria. Schedule a consultation with DoctorÃ‚?Erpenbach about your situation.
The dental implants available at Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville are extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of configurations. One dental implant can replace one missing tooth. A series of implants can replace more than one tooth or anchor a set of dentures. Call us today to schedule a consultation.
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