Hello, Brentwood dental devotees! Today in the Nashville cosmetic dental blog we get to talk about something really exciting: sharks! Shark teeth have been a subject of fascination for centuries.
Did you know that sharks lose an average of one tooth per week? But never fear: in a shark’s lifetime, it will literally grow thousands of new teeth, constantly replacing old ones. A shark can have hundreds of teeth (the famous great white shark has up to 300), arranged in several rows.
We poor human folk only get two sets of teeth – our baby teeth, or primary teeth; and our permanent teeth. Permanent teeth begin to replace primary teeth around age 6, and the last of the permanent teeth are the wisdom teeth, which tend to erupt in late adolescence to early adulthood.
What does that mean for Nashville folks who lose a permanent tooth due to accident, injury, or decay? Do you have to live with an open gap in your smile?
We’re lucky to live in Tennessee during a time when dental procedures to replace missing teeth are better than ever before. Call (615) 823-2927 to schedule an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dennis J. Wells at Nashville Aesthetic Dentistry – Dennis J. Wells, DDS to discuss getting a dental implant.
Dental implant technology has advanced dramatically over the years. This highly successful procedure is done regularly in Brentwood and Nashville, and it has over a 95% success rate. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth, and they feel, look, and perform just like natural teeth. They are strong and easy to maintain. You can even use dental implants to anchor a bridge or a denture.
Wondering how the dental implant process works? When you meet with Dr. Dennis J. Wells for a dental implant consultation, he will help you to make the important decision of whether a dental implant is right for you. We will refer you to our oral surgeon and help make the process easier. Once the surgeon has placed the artificial tooth root and the proper healing time has taken place, Dr. Wells at Nashville Aesthetic Dentistry – Dennis J. Wells, DDS will place the final crown.
With a dental implant, no one in Nashville will even know you lost a tooth – and you might forget, yourself!
Call Dr. Wells today at (615) 823-2927 to discuss whether getting a dental implant or implant-anchored dentures is right for you.
So, Brentwood, sink your teeth into something new – consider a dental implant with Nashville Aesthetic Dentistry – Dennis J. Wells, DDS. Our state-of-the art, comfortable facility is located conveniently at 105 Powell Ct Ste 101 in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Learn more about dental implants at https://www.drdenniswells.com/Dental-Implants-and-Bridges.php.
Information was used from the following website: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ accessed 10/31/2014.