Dental Implants from Knoxville Dentist

Missing one or two teeth might seem like a simple cosmetic issue. Many people don’t realize how important teeth are to the maintenance of jawbone density as we age. Because of depletion of vital nutrients to that section of jawbone where you are missing teeth, one lost tooth can lead to another as they loosen from the lack of density….

Missing one or two teeth might seem like a simple cosmetic issue. Many people don’t realize how important teeth are to the maintenance of jawbone density as we age. Because of depletion of vital nutrients to that section of jawbone where you are missing teeth, one lost tooth can lead to another as they loosen from the lack of density. Meanwhile, your face can begin to take on a sunken and aged appearance. This is known as facial collapse. One sure-fire way to avoid all of these unpleasant side effects of premature adult tooth loss is to simply opt for dental implant retained dentures (AKA dental implants).Your Knoxville dentist, Dr. Jim Erpenbach, will tell you more.      

Dental Implant Basics

What makes dental implants special in the realm of dental restoration for missing teeth are the titanium rods that mimic the structure of the roots of your teeth. While you might be more interested in the color-matched crown component that you can actually see when you smile, what lies underneath is what will keep your jawbone healthy and your prosthetic teeth firmly placed. The root replacements are made from bio-compatible materials which go through your gums and firmly into the jawbone itself. Dental implants are the closest thing to natural teeth that a dentist can provide you these days.

Keeping Implants in Good Shape

Dental implant retained dentures offer a freedom that you unfortunately won’t have with other teeth replacement options. You will be able to eat, speak, and commit to an oral hygiene program just as if you had all of your natural teeth. In fact, your Knoxville dentist strongly urge our implant patients to follow through with meticulous dental self-care. If you do this, your dental implants will provide you with the bright, healthy smile of your dreams for many, many years to come.

Dental Implants from Knoxville Dentist

Are you looking for the most natural replacement for missing teeth? Schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Erpenbach. You can reach us by calling our 37919 dentist office  at 865-329-7815. We welcome patients from Knoxville and the greater metropolitan area.