Dental Implants for the Knoxville Area
Missing teeth can be a considerable impairment to your beautiful smile. Many patients think they must choose between bridges, dentures, and partials to solve this problem, but there’s an alternative. Dental implants are durable, natural-looking restorations and may be the ideal solution for many patients.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants mimic the look, feel, and function of natural teeth thanks to a surgically implanted titanium anchor. If, after a thorough evaluation, Dr. Young decides your bone structure and oral health are adequate for the procedure, we will schedule and perform the entire procedure in our Knoxville office.
After the titanium anchor is implanted into your jawbone, the surrounding bone tissue will fuse with the post creating a solid foundation for your restoration. Then we will attach a handcrafted, permanent crown that will blend seamlessly with your other teeth. Because the titanium post imitates the root of a natural tooth, dental implants are extremely durable and should last a lifetime.
Dental Implants Secure Bridges and Dentures
For patients missing several teeth, dental implants are also sometimes used to anchor bridges and dentures. This helps prevent slipping and gives patients with these types of restorations added confidence and security.
Mini Dental Implants
The team at University General Dentists also places mini dental implants, which can be secured in just a few hours. Mini dental implants are often used to stabilize dentures for patients who do not meet the requirements for conventional implant surgery. Mini implants are accomplished in a single step and involve only minimally invasive surgery with a shorter healing time.