A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown.
What Are Wisdom Teeth? Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.
Missing teeth over a period of time can cause your jaw bone to atrophy, or resorb. This often results in poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for the placement of dental implants as well as long term shifting of remaining teeth and changes to facial structure. Most patients, in these situations, are not candidates for dental implants. Fortunately, today we have the ability to grow bone where it is needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, but it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.
Positive experiences with a child’s health care experiences make an important contribution to adult health. Our office and staff are tailored to work with both the patient and their family to allow a positive productive experience. Also, Drs. Provence and Haley are well trained to treat children and adolescents in our office. We focus on their emotional needs helping them feel safe and secure, explaining treatment in an understandable language for both the child and parents or caregiver, encouraging questions and /or if treatment or medical history dictates are on staff at the local hospitals for admission.
We have offices in Nashville and Dickson Serving the Following Cities and surrounding Tennessee areas:
Belle Meade, Bellevue, Brentwood, Clarksville, Dickson, Franklin, Green Hills, Jackson, Knoxville, Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Nolensville, Spring Hill, Smyrna, Waverly, Bowling Green, Cool Springs KY