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Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants

Do you have gaps in your smile? Missing teeth affect the look and function of your smile. Your dentist, Dr. Paige Prather of Paige Prather Smiles, offers implant dentistry in Franklin, TN, to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth so you can smile with confidence.

What Are Dental Implants? 

Dental implants are the most complete tooth replacement option because they are placed in the jaw bone and act like natural tooth roots. Implants consist of a small screw-shaped post that is permanently implanted in the jaw bone during minor surgery. As the implant area heals over a period of several weeks, the post will fuse with the bone. Your dentist will then add a custom-made crown to the implant that looks just like a natural tooth. Your new implant will blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile.

Caring for your dental implants is easy because you just brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once the way you normally do. They will not require any special care, and they will never decay.

Dental implants are versatile and can be used to replace one or several teeth. Dental implants can support full or partial dentures and implant-supported bridges.

Are You A Good Candidate for Implant Dentistry in Franklin, TN?

Dental implants aren’t right for everyone. Missing teeth come with other side effects like bone loss. If you don’t have enough bone density to support an implant, you will have to look into getting a bone graft first. Smoking will interfere with the healing process, so you should quit before getting implants. Another thing to consider is your oral health. Any problems with your gums or cavities in your teeth need to be addressed by your dentist before you get dental implants.

To find out if you are a candidate for implant dentistry in Franklin, TN, contact Dr. Prather of Paige Prather Smiles. Call 615-771-2151 to schedule an appointment today.

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