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Are you missing one or more teeth? Missing teeth can not only cause embarrassment, but also make it more difficult to eat and speak normally on a daily basis. Thankfully, dental implants may be able to come to the rescue. Below, our Brentwood dentist provides the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a titanium anchor inserted into your jawbone. Once the anchor has the chance to fuse to your jawbone, over the course of several months, your dentist then secures a crown on the top. Dental implants in Brentwood give you a permanent solution to missing teeth.
Will I go a long time without a tooth on the anchor?
Your dentist at Cool Springs Laser Dentistry may fit you with a temporary tooth to cover the titanium anchor while you wait for your permanent replacement. Brentwood dental implants should always look good, even while you await your permanently beautiful smile.
Who needs implants in Brentwood?
Dental implants may be appropriate for anyone in the Brentwood area who is missing one or more teeth. If you are lacking sufficient bone density in the area, we will discuss bone grafting with you, which can make you a more ideal candidate for the procedure.
Will my teeth look natural after dental implants?
Dental implants look as good – or better – than your natural teeth. Nobody will realize that you have dental implants; they will only notice your bright, beautiful smile.
Is the procedure painful?
Your dentist will administer anesthesia to eliminate any discomfort you might feel during the procedure. She will also prescribe analgesics to relieve pain after you go home. Overall, the pain is usually minimal and most patients return to work shortly after an implant is placed.
How long does the procedure take?
The dental implant procedure requires several steps, usually performed over several months to allow ample time for healing. In some cases, a dentist can place an implant anchor and replace a missing tooth immediately.
How much do Brentwood dental implants cost?
The price of Brentwood dental implants relies largely on the number of teeth you need to replace and the type of implant our dentist recommends. We will always give you an estimated cost after a thorough examination and consultation.
Are the dental implants Brentwood dentists provide successful?
The dentists at Cool Springs Laser Dentistry have been providing superior dental care since 1986. We are experts at providing the dental implants Brentwood residents rely on for beautiful smiles. Most of our dental implant patients are overjoyed with their results.
Will my insurance cover implants in Brentwood?
Depending on your individual coverage, your insurance plan may cover the cost of dental implants in Brentwood. If the entire cost is not covered, you can often expect at least some financial contribution. Our staff is here to help you navigate your insurance plan and determine if you will be responsible for the entire cost.