Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
What Are Dental Implants?
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. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Haley is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Dr. Haley performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Tennessee Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry
Spencer A. Haley DDS
Patient Review By Judy G
The very best!
- Judy G
Patient Review By Madeline E
Very friendly and inviting. Surgery went very well!
- Madeline E
Patient Review By Mark Beirnes
The best and his crew was awesome I would go back and get another one if needed there is no way that I would see anybody else he was nothing but awesome he is a funny gentleman very professional just awesome when I went to get my implant I was very nervous there was no pain and that was great there was very little bleeding the first day the second day it bled very very little my mouth wasn't sore he just did a great job Dr Haley is better than a five star I would give him at least a 10 across the board I would recommend anybody to go see him for a implant awesome job I can tell he likes his job in the ladies that work with him also
- Mark Beirnes
Patient Review By Charles S
2 thumbs up
- Charles S
Patient Review By Sylvia D
Dr. Haley is very personable and professional. I was a little apprehensive about the implants. but after consultation with Dr. Haley, I had the implants and am very pleased. The staff is wonderful and provides excellent care. I highly recommend Dr. Haley and his staff for your dental care.
- Sylvia D
Patient Review By Kylie S
Second procedure here and I loved it! They are awesome at what they do and great people!
- Kylie S
Patient Review By Mary B
If ever I need additional dental procedures Dr. Haley will be the only person I will allow to do the work.
- Mary B
Patient Review By Mary L
Dr. Haley and his staff did an amazing job. I would recommend them to anyone needing dental implants.
- Mary L
Patient Review By Charlotte B
Best dental service I've ever had!
- Charlotte B
Patient Review By Kim Y
Painless experience with a great doctor.
- Kim Y