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Anatomy Of A Dental Implant

Anatomy of Dental Implants In NashvilleUnfortunately, we can’t grow back adult teeth once we lose them. However, a tooth implant is designed to replicate a Nashville patient’s natural tooth as closely as possible. A natural tooth is made up of two basic parts: The tooth and the tooth root. While most tooth replacement options only replace the visible tooth, a dental implant replaces both the tooth root and the tooth. A dental implant consists of three basic parts:

Implant Post: A tooth implant post looks similar to a tiny screw. It is made up of titanium, a material that is naturally compatible with your body. This implant post is surgically placed in a carefully calculated location in your gums to replace the function of your tooth root. Over time, this titanium implant fuses to the jawbone to make it a sturdy support for the tooth restoration above. The implant post is not visible once it is placed, but it probably plays the most important function in the tooth implant.

Abutment: After your implant post has started to heal and fuse with the jawbone, a Nashville dental implant dentist will then attach an abutment to the tooth implant. An abutment is a small metal piece that connects the implant post to the tooth restoration. After it is placed, it will probably protrude above the gum line until the tooth restoration is fixed. Your abutment will be shaped differently depending on which tooth restoration you choose.

Tooth Restoration: The tooth restoration is the visible tooth that everyone sees. Most commonly, a porcelain crown is carefully shaped to match the color and contours of your surrounding teeth, and secured to the abutment. Some patients who are missing multiple teeth choose to have an implant-supported bridge or dentures instead of multiple porcelain crowns.

Cosmetic dentist Dr. Dennis Wells has successfully used dental implants to transform thousands of Nashville area smiles. To learn more how implant dentistry can improve your smile, call Nashville Center For Aesthetic Dentistry in Nashville to schedule an initial consultation.

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Dr. Wells has been an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1994, and serves on the review board as an examiner for other dentists seeking their cosmetic dentistry accreditation.

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  • Nashville Top Dentist 2017 in Cosmetic Dentistry
  • 2008 AACD Outstanding Scientific Advancement in Cosmetic Dentistry Award
  • Selected as one of the Top Dentists in America - 2005 and 2010
  • 2001 AACD Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Art and Science of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • 2005 Entrepreneur Award
  • Crown Council Best Dentist to Work For - 2008
Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry
Dennis J. Wells, DDS
Daniel K. Weese, DMD

At the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, we help patients achieve beautiful smiles with cosmetic dentistry! Call today to meet with Dr. Wells and get started on your journey to the smile you've always wanted here in Brentwood Tennessee! Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry - Dennis J. Wells, DDS
105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Brentwood, TN 37027
Call: 615-371-8878615-866-5151
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