Dental Implants in Columbia, TN
Rebuild Attractive Teeth
In today’s world, there is no better option for replacing missing teeth than dental implants. Dental implants are made from biocompatible titanium, and they’re crafted to be prosthetic “tooth roots” that support a tooth-colored, high-quality restoration. The final result is healthy, durable, functional, and virtually seamless from the rest of the patient’s natural smile.
At Goodman Family Dentistry, Dr. Goodman partners with surgical specialists in the Columbia, TN area to help patients turn back the clock on what was lost. If you’re interested in this state-of-the-art service, contact us today and schedule a consultation.
Implant-Retained Crowns & Bridges
Once the dental implants have been successfully inserted into the jawbone and allowed time to heal, our team will begin the restorative process by deciding on the best option for your particular needs. For instance, if only one tooth/implant is in need of recreation, an all-ceramic crown is ideal. This crown will fit in place between natural teeth without negatively affecting their structure.
Alternatively, an implant-retained bridge can recreate consecutive teeth along the same arch by using two implants on either side of the gap to anchor the restoration in place. This method is highly recommended by Dr. Goodman when compared to traditional bridges, which require healthy teeth to be heavily filed down to accommodate dental crowns. Our goal is to preserve as much of your natural smile as possible while giving you back its full structure and vitality as well!
When patients have experienced extensive tooth loss, they may be surprised to learn that dental implants can still be a viable tooth replacement option. Better yet, implant-retained dentures are typically a more affordable option because they don’t require each lost tooth to be replaced with its own personal implant and crown. Instead, a small number of implants are spread strategically throughout the mouth to support a full prosthetic that’s stable, comfortable, and lifelike.
Are you interested in regaining teeth that look, feel, and act like the real thing? If so, a hybrid denture can be permanently fixed within your mouth. Alternatively, patients who don’t want to lose the convenience of a traditional denture can receive an overdenture, which attaches to placed implants while still remaining removable in nature. Dr. Goodman will be happy to help you explore the available options during your first implant consultation here in Columbia, TN.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Now, more than 500,000 people every year choose dental implants to replace their missing teeth. As the most predictable and reliable solution, they offer over a 95% success rate. Due to the materials and treatment process that is used, they have the potential to last for a lifetime. In addition to making a long-term investment in your quality of life, you will also enjoy many added benefits that are not possible with other tooth replacement options, such as:
- Replaces the Root and Crown: Dental implants are the only solution to replace both the root and crown of a tooth. By surgically placing the implant post into your jawbone, it acts as a new root while allowing an all-ceramic crown to fill the space of the missing tooth.
- Look and Feel Natural: Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth. With the implant posts securely holding the prosthetic teeth in place, you will enjoy an increased biting force of over 70% when compared to traditional options.
- Improves Oral Health: Dental implants do not require your adjacent teeth to hold them in place, so they will not be damaged. In fact, your oral health will improve because the posts stimulate your jawbone to preserve your bone density.
Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants do cost more than traditional options; however, they have the potential to pay for themselves because you will not need to have adjustments or to have them replaced. When paying for your new smile, there are several factors that will influence the cost, such as:
- Number of teeth being replaced
- Number of posts, abutments, or crowns needed
- Sedation and anesthesia
- Diagnostic imaging
- Additional procedures, like bone grafting
- Dental insurance.
During your initial consultation, you will be provided with an estimate and breakdown of the costs associated with your procedure, as well as your payment options.