While there are plenty of dentists offering discount dentures, you want a Nashville Dental Implant restoration that will last a lifetime. Don’t settle for low-grade prosthetics or inferior materials. Dental implant-supported restorations with Dr. Stan can give you back the function, feel and appearance of your natural teeth without jeopardizing your budget or the quality of the results.
You’ll be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods, talk with ease, and laugh without worrying that your denture may slip. Your care and comfort is our first priority and we are happy to provide a FREE SECOND OPINION on your dental care. 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!
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Meet Dr. Stan Montee
Simply, I love dentistry. I feel truly blessed to be able to provide you and your family with ethical, professional and caring dental care. If you are like most of us, the word “Dental” conjures up old memories and your anxiety level goes from zero to get me out of the chair in less time than you can say “Floss”. I have worked over the years to be able to offer dental care tailored specifically for you. Whether you see a dentist on a regular basis or haven’t been to a dentist in many years, I assure you that I’ll make your visit as relaxing as possible. My experience with sedation and laser dentistry means I can minimize discomfort and the amount of time you spend in the chair. The greatest honor I can achieve is to have you put your trust in me and my abilities. I work towards these goals for you and your family every day. I look forward to meeting you.
Dr Stan is a veteran, having served as a US Marine in Somalia as part of Operation United Shield and the US Army as the Chief Dental Officer of the MFO in Sinai, Egypt. He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Stan has over 1200 hours of dental continuing education and has advanced training in cosmetic, esthetic, implant and sedation dentistry. Dr. Stan earned Fellowship status in The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) on October 28, 2015. The awarding of the Fellowship status is an honor which a professional society such as the ICOI bestows on a dental professional involved in dental implant treatment. The ICOI has a Fellowship program in which active members are encouraged to achieve Fellowship status through their efforts in education, research and actual clinical experience. Dr. Stan Montee is proud to be recognized for this achievement.
Dental School – University of Pennsylvania
Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Residency in Advanced General Dentistry
University of Minnesota, Certificate in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry
Awards & Publications
Fellow- American College of Dentists
Fellow- Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Master- College of Sedation
Academy of General Dentistry
American College of Dentists
American Dental Association
Tennessee Dental Association
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Nashville Dental Implants Benefits
For patients who must replace missing or damaged teeth, the positive, life-changing results of our dental implants in Nashville, TN are exactly what they have been looking for.
A dental implant is a surgical, screw-like piece that is placed in the jaw to replace the roots of missing teeth, and to support and attach to realistic-looking, fully-functional replacement teeth called a crown or bridge.
Just a few advantages of Dental Implants are:
Ill-fitting dentures are uncomfortable and can cause words to come out slurred or mumbled, but dental implants are designed to fuse with the jaw bone and to look and feel like your own teeth. Sliding dentures can make chewing food difficult, but our Nashville dental implants become a permanent part of your smile, allowing you to continue to eat comfortably and enjoy your favorite foods.
Improved Self Esteem
Missing teeth can cause you to stop smiling, and removing dentures can be embarrassing, but dental implants Nashville give you back your smile and help you feel confident again.
Improved Oral Health
The damage to your jaw bone and facial structure begins the minute the tooth is removed and continues to deteriorate over time. If not treated with a dental implant, permanent and irreversible damage will result.
A tooth-supported bridge requires shaving down other teeth, and plaque buildup is common below the margins of the crown. Since the structures of the neighboring teeth have been compromised, they are weaker and more susceptible to tooth decay.
Our dental implants in Nashville do not alter the other teeth, so more of your own teeth are left intact. Additionally, implants allow better access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
Why Choose Dental Implants in Nashville, TN
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. Over time, 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.
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 Nashville, TN dental implant will actually be stronger and more durable than your natural tooth root!
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.
Dental Implants Alternatives
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 in Nashville!
Nashville Dental Implant Cost
Implants are a great investment when you want to replace your missing teeth. When well cared for, they can last for the rest of your life!
The cost of getting dental implants in Nashville will greatly depend on how many of these artificial roots are needed, and the type of restoration that you’re placing over them. For instance, placing an individual implant and porcelain crown for 10 teeth would cost more than placing four implant and getting an overdenture affixed to them. The only way to pin down the exact price is to have our Nashville implants dentist assess the area and see which options are best for your unique oral anatomy.
Implants are made of extremely biocompatible materials, like titanium. Titanium is often used in surgeries such as joint replacements. The nature of the material triggers new bone growth around your artificial tooth root, fusing it permanently into place.
At Montee & Montee Dental Co., our desire is to restore normal, comfortable function and aesthetics for you, and keep you in optimal oral health. If you have questions about dental implants, or to schedule a FREE IMPLANT CONSULTATION, please call us at 615-866-0561. Together, we will determine the best solution for your needs and devise a plan for your success.
Nashville Dental Implants FAQ
1. Why do I need a bone graft?
We recommend a bone graft when there is not enough bone available to place a dental implant or dentures. Whenever a tooth is removed your body is sent a signal to get rid of the bone that was surrounding the tooth. A graft is placed into the extraction site to keep the bone in that area. This is also referred to as “socket preservation”.
2. Why do I need bone if the tooth is gone?
Bone is needed in the area for many reason: Supporting your gum tissue so that your bridge or crown will look natural and function properly. It also provides hard tissue support for a better fitting denture and allows for the structural support and integration of a dental implant.
3. What if I don’t get a bone graft?
The longer the time between a tooth extraction and a bone graft the more difficult it becomes to graft. In fact, it may not be possible to graft your ridge if too much resorption has occurred. If you decide to have a bridge placed, you will have a concave defect left in your bone that makes it difficult to make your bridge look natural when you smile. If you decide at some point to have a dental implant placed, you may not have enough bone left to support the implant and a graft will be necessary.
4. What is a bone graft?
Bone grafts are bone that is transplanted from one area of the body to another to aid in healing, strengthening or improving function. Bone or bone-like materials used in bone grafts may come from you, from a donor or from a man-made source. We use different types of grafts- allografts, synthetic/ alloplastic grafts and xenografts. Allografts are donated cadaver bone and have a high success rate at grafting. Synthetic bone is man made while alloplastic grafts come from minerals. Xenografts are derived from cow bone. We recommend a combination of xenograft and allograft bone as it has been used successfully for decades and in our use has been the most successful. Donors are strictly tested and screened and must meet strict federal donor guidelines. The bone is then chemically treated and gamma irradiated. Any potential donor with disease is strictly prohibited from donating.
5. What is Allograft?
Allograft usage has been increasing rapidly over the last several years. Approximately 875,000 allografts were implanted in 2001. That number has grown to more than 2.5 million by 2008.
Allografts have a long history of safety and efficacy in almost all surgical specialties– orthopedic, spine, sports medicine, cardiac, dental, cosmetic and several other surgeries.
6. What Are Some Bone Graft Post-Op Instructions?
Do not brush the bone grafted area for the first three weeks. Instead, pat it with a washcloth soaked with the prescription mouthwash product mentioned above.
If the sutures are the kind that do not dissolve, they usually are removed in our office after about two weeks.
If a non-dissolvable barrier membrane was used to help contain the bone graft, it is usually removed at between 3-4 weeks. Call if it should come loose prematurely.
Notify our Nashville dental implants dentist if something about the bone grafted area does not seem right – like swelling or bleeding that comes on following the initial post-operative period. For example, if it occurs 1-3 weeks post-operatively.
7. How Much Time is Required for an Implant Placement?
There are several factors that will determine the length of time needed for an implant procedure.
• Your dental health
• The number of teeth involved
• Which teeth are replaced
• If there will be a tooth extracted prior to implant placement.
These factors will also determine the total number of visits to our Nashville implants dentist throughout the treatment period. For instance, a single tooth implant surgery can typically take 1-1.5 hours from start to finish.
8. How Long Do I Have to Wait for My Crown?
The typical waiting period for implant integration is 4 to 6 months. This period is critical as it allows for your bone to heal around the implant making it suitable to hold your new crown.
Once we determine that your implant is stable you will return to the office to take an impression of the implant so your crown can be fabricated. We will also discuss the color shade with you at this appointment. Two weeks following the impression you will return and a new crown will be attached to your implant.
9. What is platelet rich fibrin (PRF)?
Our blood has incredible healing properties one of which is PRF. PRF comes from YOUR OWN blood and consists of a fibrin network- think of a piece of fabric- that is rich in platelets, leukocytes (infection fighting cells) and powerful growth factors. Any time you cut yourself your body responds by beginning the healing process- one cell signals another cell which brings a healing protein that starts another healing cascade. The PRF process takes that cellular cascade and concentrates it into a fiber mesh.
10. Why is my Nashville dental implants dentist using the PRF protocol in his office?
As a firm believer in following evidence based science, Dr. Montee has incorporated the PRF treatment into his surgical procedures. He wants the best treatment and most predictable outcome for you. PRF has been shown to help your tissue to heal faster, stronger and to minimize the negative effects of the inflammatory process.
11. What is it that we are getting from my PRF?
Regenerative power. Your leukocytes have anti-infective and anti-inflammatory effects that act within your graft site. A very powerful growth factor- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) – think super protein- causes new blood vessels to form rapidly within the bone graft which in turn causes you to grow healthy new bone rapidly. Your platelets are concentrated within this meshwork and release various growth factors that enhance the healing cascade.
12. Where is PRF being used?
PRF treatment is being used in many areas of medicine to include orthopedics, sports medicine, Ear Nose and Throat, periodontics and dental implantology.
13. What is the process to obtain PRF?
The PRF process is simple chaired procedure. A small amount of blood will be drawn into tubes no different than when you have blood collected at the hospital. Your part is done. The next two steps of spinning your blood and retrieving the PRF are completed by the doctor and staff. Once your fibrin is retrieved, Dr. Montee will place the PRF into your grafting site at the time of surgery as part of your graft – think of it like a super bandaid covering a cut.