Living with missing teeth can be very challenging. After all, there is sometimes a loss of self-confidence, vitality, a sense of shame and the overwhelming urge to hide your smile. While the traditional method of replacing missing teeth was to use dentures and bridges, those options are not very attractive to individuals who want a more permanent, realistic and low maintenance solution.

Technology and Restorative Dentistry

Thanks to advancements in modern technology, people who have one or several missing teeth can get the smile they deserve with dental implants in Nashville, TN. Implants are a cost effective alternative to dentures and bridges. The expenses and time associated with getting fitted for and replacing dentures often exceeds what is required for dental implant patients to replace their natural teeth.

What You Need to Know

Dental implants are realistic replicas of your missing teeth. This tooth replacement option is suitable for most people regardless of their age. However, a consultation is required to determine whether this option is right for you. Dental implants are not an immediate solution. However, they are a long-term, cost effective and realistic option for missing teeth. The dental implant process is completed over the course of a few months. During this time, it is extremely important to follow your dental care treatment plan to prevent complications. Oral surgery is performed to install a base for each dental implant. After the bases are installed, there is a recovery period of several weeks to allow the gums to heal before the actual artificial teeth are added.

There are many reasons why you may not have all of your natural teeth. Whatever the reason, you don’t have to feel resigned to go through life ashamed and embarrassed. The professionals at Nashville Periodontal Group are committed to helping you by offering a variety of dental restoration options to improve your appearance and life. Give us a call at (615) 829-8079 to schedule an appointment for a dental implant consultation.