Interesting facts about missing teeth
69%of adults between 35 and 44 years of age
have lost one or more teeth
96%of adults think an attractive smile
makes a person of the opposite sex more appealing
200+million people in the United States
have lost all their teeth
It is actually common for adults over the age of 35 to have at least one missing tooth. If you have been living with a missing tooth but wish there were a way to get a complete smile, you may be interested in a dental implant.
At East Hills Dental Center, We Provide the Best Quality Care While Ensuring Patient Comfort.
Dental implants are permanent replacements that function, feel and look just like the rest of your teeth. They are made up of three components: a titanium post, an abutment and a dental crown. The post is surgically implanted and allowed to integrate with your jaw bone for several months. We will then carefully open the site to reveal the post and attach an abutment to it. The abutment, which acts as a connector piece, supports a dental crown made specifically for your mouth.
Dental implants have been shown to last at least 20 years, and are an ideal solution for many patients. Want to find out if you are a tooth implant candidate? Call East Hills Dental Center in Dickson, TN at (615) 446-4644.
One of the biggest benefits to having dental implant surgery at our office is knowing that we use the most advanced technology during the procedure. This includes the GALILEOS® Cone Beam imaging system, which gives us unsurpassed guidance and insight into where to place your implants. The GALILEOS® Cone Beam is truly the highest standard in terms of imaging units. Let us show you some of the images that we get, and see for yourself why so many dentists recommend this machine from Sirona.
In addition to the GALILEOS® Cone Beam system, we also use the DEKA Smart CO2 laser to uncover dental implants after the sites have properly healed. The DEKA Smart CO2 laser gives us the highest possible degree of predictability, as well as gentleness. Take advantage of the options available today!
It is not uncommon for individuals with a missing tooth to think that there is nothing wrong with leaving the site as it is. The problem with this philosophy is that every tooth plays an important role in your health and wellness. When you remove a tooth, your bone in the area starts to be reabsorbed into the body, causing bone loss. Additionally, the surrounding teeth are at greater risk of decay, gum recession, sensitivity and movement.
Because dental implants replace your missing teeth down to the bone, they perform the duties that natural teeth would. This gives you peace of mind, knowing that your mouth is protected from unnecessary damage and deterioration.
Learn more about your candidacy for dental implants! Call East Hills Dental Center in Dickson, TN at (615) 446-4644. Contact our staff and we'll be sure to follow up with you within 24 hours.