Let’s talk teeth – or the lack of them. When you lose permanent teeth, your mouth begins to change. Neighboring teeth drift into the new empty space, your bone inside of your jaw is no longer needed for tooth support, so it begins to break down, and your facial structure changes. Overtime, this not only affects your appearance, but your oral and overall health. It can also make your face look “sunken in,” thereby making you appear older than you really are.
In times past (and unfortunately in many dental offices today), traditional dental bridges and dentures were the only option to restore some function and appearance. However, bridges required adjacent teeth to be shaved down to replace one tooth. Bridges may look good, but they often are hard to clean and thereby can develop cavities underneath, destroying the teeth that support the restoration. Dentures can shift, move and can slip out at the most embarrassing times. You might not even be able to eat the foods you enjoy. Rather than settle on an inferior dental prosthetic, we suggest a better, more permanent solution – dental implants!
At Montee & Montee Dental Co., your Nashville dentist, Dr. Stan Montee, offers in-house dental implants to patients just like you! By surgically implanting a titanium post, that acts as an artificial tooth root, your new restoration can be securely, and permanently, supported. Like the bionic man, your new implant will actually be stronger and more durable than your natural tooth root! Dental implants are a great option for supporting…
It’s not uncommon to have a “problem tooth” – one that has numerous or extensive fillings. In situations where a problem tooth is overly sensitive or continues to have issues with cavities, a dental implant can offer a permanent solution, without future hassles.
Are you ready to smile again? Call your Nashville dentist, at Montee & Montee Dental Co. to set up your dental implant consultation. Dr. Stan will be glad to discuss all of your treatment options, to find the dental solution that’s right for you – and your budget!