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Dental Implants in Sevierville | Tooth Implants, Tooth Replacement, Replacement Tooth | tooth loss, missing teeth

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1106 Glennhill Lane
Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 453-6789

William H. Pippin, DDS

Dental Implants
 

                        
Dental implants are made of titanium and serve as artificial roots to anchor replacement teeth. In many cases they are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to place the implants into the jaw bone where teeth are missing or have been extracted. After numbing the area an incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.

Post operative discomort is usually minimal, and initial healing of the surgical site is rapid.  But the implant must remain undisturbed for 3-6 months, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for connection of your new tooth to the implant. Once this is placed an impression of the abutment is made and is used by a lab to create your permanent restoration. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.

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