Tooth Implant Dentistry

In many cases, dental implants are the best option for replacing a missing tooth. A dental implant is a specially crafted synthetic tooth root that can take the place of an absent natural root. Dental implants are often the best option for tooth replacement because they provide support that your jawbone needs to stay healthy. After a tooth is lost, the jaw underneath the gumline starts to deteriorate. Dental implants are a fantastic option that can help stop this deterioration and help the jawbone stay healthy.
Implant dentistry has been around for years and has a very high success rate. With modern advances in cosmetic dentistry, your dental implants can look, feel and function just like normal teeth. At our Brentwood Tennessee practice, we can use implants for single tooth replacements and to replace multiple teeth. We can also use implant dentistry to secure dentures and dental bridges.

The Dental Implant Procedure

Your implant will be placed by a surgeon who specializes in dental implant procedures. After a period of healing, we will attach your permanent dental crown to your dental implant. At your implant dentistry restoration appointment in Brentwood, Dr. Wells will place your dental crown, placing the restoration that you may not even be able to visually tell isn’t your natural tooth.

The Benefits of Implant Dentistry

  • HEALTH – Dental implants help keep your mouth and your jawbone healthy, even after you’ve suffered a devastating tooth loss. With a dental implant, you’ll look healthier and feel better.
  • LONG-LASTING – Dental implants are durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.
  • COMFORT – Dental implants look and feel just like your natural teeth.
  • FUNCTIONALITY – With a dental implant, you’ll be able to do everything you were able to do before your tooth loss.
  • BEAUTY – Our dental implants and restorations are beautiful, custom-made restorations that perfectly mimic the look of your lost tooth.

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentistry?

Although dental implants are a treatment that is suitable for large swaths of the population, some patients are not candidates. In particular, dental implants should not be used in patients with low bone density or poor health. Although there may be some stipulations, most individuals with the following health concerns may still be candidates for implant dentistry:
  • Bone loss – Loss of bone tissue is common in individuals with missing teeth or periodontal disease. If the jaw’s bone density has declined too much, dental implants can still integrate with the remaining bone. In extreme cases, bone grafting can be used to provide additional support needed for a tooth implant,
  • Existing dental work – Implant dentistry can replace dental bridges so long as they aren’t permanent. Teeth implants can also be used to stabilize dentures.
  • Existing medical conditions – Although our patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure may require additional precautions, most patients able to undergo routine dental care done are candidates for implant placement.
  • Periodontal disease – Implant dentistry has proven successful for many of our patients who have lost teeth due to gum disease.
  • Smoking – Smoking can lower the success rate of implant dentistry. A consultation with Dr. Wells will determine whether a smoker might still be a viable candidate for tooth implants.

While the information above serves as a good guideline for candidacy, we always evaluate patients on a case by case basis. If you are interested in getting dental implants, we meticulously evaluate your health to find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

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To find out more about implant dentistry or to schedule a tooth implant consultation, contact us at our Brentwood office today via phone, text, or email. We serve patients throughout the Nashville area!
JESSICA ANDREWS

Whether I’m singing on stage, having a photo session, or simply having a conversation with someone, it’s important that I feel comfortable. Dr. Wells has restored my confidence with my smile. He is hands down THE BEST!”

JESSICA ANDREWS

Recording artist, songwriter
KEITH ANDERSON

“Even though I’ve always loved to smile, I used to be self-conscious because of my uneven teeth. Thanks to Dr. Wells, I now have total confidence in my smile in any situation; photos, videos, or on stage. Dr. Wells is a true artist!”

KEITH ANDERSON

Country recording artist, Grammy-nominated songwriter, 4 Top Ten Songs, Named on “Hottest Bachelor” Lists for People and Country Weekly Magazine
Angelisa Proserpi

“I chose Dr. Wells for my new smile because of his outstanding artistic talent. He understands that no two smiles are the same, and he designed mine to be just right for me."

Angelisa Proserpi

Miss Maryland Teen USA 1993, Owner of Artistry SPASALON
JENNIFER VICKERY SMITH

“With a career in front of the camera, my smile plays a big role in telling ‘the story.’ Dr. Wells is the only dentist I trust to help give me the confidence to smile bigger than ever and always be ‘camera ready.”

JENNIFER VICKERY SMITH

TV personality, Producer/writer/reporter and “mom”, One of Nashville Lifestyles’ 25 Most Beautiful People 2009
DR. FORD GATGENS

“As a dentist, my smile is obviously very important to me. Dr. Wells has pioneered and created a way to enhance many smiles, including mine, without doing any damage to the teeth. I now understand first-hand the joy my patients feel with their new smiles!”

DR. FORD GATGENS

Dentist, Owner of Accent Smile Center, Triathlete
Marlon Mccorvey

As a sales professional, it's important that my smile always looks its best. When I decided to make some improvements, I wanted to keep my teeth looking natural. Dr. Wells was able to deliver the detailed, artistic results that were just right for me. Now, I'm even more confident when presenting to my customers.

Marlon Mccorvey

Pharmaceutical Sales Leader
MEGAN GOFF HENDERSON

“I have smiled all of my life, but was embarrassed of my teeth. I was very skeptical of veneers but when I heard about DURAthins I knew this was the answer! Since I have had my DURAthins, I have never smiled so big! I always knew that my wedding day would be special, but the smile that was on my face that day was priceless.”

MEGAN GOFF HENDERSON

MOLL ANDERSON

“Dr. Dennis Wells is the master of design when it comes to creating THE perfect smile. It’s truly one of the greatest gifts I was able to give myself. Never underestimate the power of a smile, it can literally change your life!”

MOLL ANDERSON

Best-selling author of "Change Your Home, Change Your Life, TV host and style expert, Renowned interior designer
Michelle Poe

“My smile is a big part of my business. Dr. Wells is the best in the business in creating beautiful smiles.”

Michelle Poe

Of the country music duo Burns and Poe, Bass guitar player and former Dreamworks recording artist
CHELSEA BUSH

“Dr. Wells has a unique artistic ability to create the smile of your dreams. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to enhance their smile. Dr. Wells and his team are amazing!”

CHELSEA BUSH

Nashville Lifestyles’ 25 Most Beautiful People, Featured on ABC’S “True o;Beauty”
  • Stephen Ashcraft ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    When you visit Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, you will leave with the smile of your life. Dr. Wells and all the staff will see to it.
    As always,
    … More Nashville Center of Aesthetic Dentistry were 100% professional. My dental hygiene has been perfect since working with these professionals. They are so proactive, identifying a early cavity, and being able to arrest it without having to have a filling.
  • John Oates ★★★★★ a month ago
    Thank you Dennis and Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry team! I consider you to not only be the most professionally operated dentistry around, but … More your expertise, personal engagement and genuinely "being there" for me everytime I've needed you- no matter how last minute.. You always make it your priority to take care of me. I am grateful for the incredible work you do and especially the friendship we share. JO
  • Carolyn Jones ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    Dr. Wells and Dr. Weese are the BEST! Once you go here you will never go anywhere else. Everyone is so nice and it’s always a great experience. They have … More always taken great care of me and I’m very grateful.