Implant Restorations in Sevierville, TN
A missing tooth can cause misalignment, bone loss or even damage to other teeth if it is not replaced. Dental implants have become the ideal tooth replacement procedure since its introduction to dentistry in the 1980’s. They haven’t been around as long as dentures but they definitely beat dentures in fit, feel and function.
At Dr. David Trotter’s dental practice, we offer implant restorations following the placement of the implant by a specialist.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is the newest and most effective way to replace a missing tooth. This procedure is considered ideal because it replaces the entire tooth structure- even the root. Other procedures only replace the visible part of the tooth and the prosthetics rest on top of the gums. This makes the replacement unstable, uncomfortable and does not fully restore the function of the tooth.
Dental implants, however, work beyond the surface. They provide a replacement root which makes the procedure extremely stable and it works and feels just like a natural tooth. When you receive a dental implant, a “restoration” is needed to complete the procedure. This restoration, called a crown, is the visible, prosthetic tooth and is a very important part of the procedure. It is the only part that is visible when you smile.
Dental Implant Restorations at Dr. David Trotter’s Practice
When a patient decides to replace their missing tooth with a dental implant, they must first see a specialist who can place the implant in the jawbone. A prosthodontist, oral surgeon, periodontist and some general dentists can place an implant. This step involves surgically placing the implant into the jawbone. The implant slowly heals into the natural bone. Then, the specialist will secure an “abutment” to the tip of the implant. This abutment extends over the gum line and is where Dr. David Trotter will attach the restoration.
Once the implant and abutment are placed, the patient will visit Dr. David Trotter for an implant restoration in Sevierville, TN. Dr. David Trotter is highly skilled at providing beautiful, natural looking and strong restorations. He will match the shade and shape of surrounding teeth and will help you decide which material will best suit your needs. If you are missing a tooth, choose implant dentistry and visit Dr. David Trotter for restorations over dental implants. For more information about dental implant restorations in Sevierville, TN, visit our office or call us to schedule your consultation at (865) 453-2890(865) 453-2890.
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