What are dental implants?

If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, our team at Brandon Burger, DDS may recommend a dental implant to complete your smile. A dental implant is designed to be a long-term solution to tooth loss—with proper care, an implant can generally last a lifetime. If a dental implant is right for you, the first step is the implant placement. We surgically insert the implant post, which is a titanium screw, into the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. An attachment called an abutment is then placed on top, and the implant restoration is attached on top of the abutment to completely restore your smile. Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Brandon Burger will either recommend a dental crown, a dental bridge, or a partial or complete denture as your dental implant restoration.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

An implant can be useful for many reasons. For example, our dentist can use implants to complete your smile to help you attain the function and comfort of the smile you deserve. A dental implant can also be made to blend seamlessly with the color, size, and tone of your natural smile. Other benefits of implants include restoring your ability to speak, chew, and eat properly. If you are interested in dental implants in Hermitage, Tennessee, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.