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Dental Implant

Halls Family Dentistry

General Dentist located in Knoxville, TN

As technology progresses, new options are available to patients seeking comfortable and sturdy options to replace missing teeth. Many people complain of partials that are unstable, keep falling out or that don’t ever seem to fit right. Dental implant technology uses an artificial tooth root for stability. At Halls Family Dentistry, we use cutting edge 3D imaging technology to ensure the highest level of success to our patients in Knoxville, TN. Call to book your appointment.

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. An implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that bonds with your bone, providing you with more stability and allows you to live the way you want to - confidently smiling, laughing, talking, and eating without worrying about your teeth. 

Dr. Linda Huang is highly trained dentists who can surgically place this sophisticated technology. The dental implant bonds with your natural bone to become a sturdy base to support one or more artificial teeth, called crowns. 

An abutment is a connector placed on top of the dental implant that connects the implant to your crown. Dental implants come in many shapes and sizes to accommodate all patients and the crowns are custom-made to match your natural teeth and fit your mouth. Dental implants can be used to support an individual replacement tooth or crown, as well as an implant supported denture containing multiple teeth, or a bridge. 

How do I know if dental implants are right for me? 

Millions of Americans suffer tooth loss for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, having gaps in your smile can lead to tooth shifting, bone and gum loss, and over time can even lead to changes in the shape of your face. Leading causes of tooth loss include: 

Injury to the teeth 
Periodontal disease 
Tooth decay 
Poor oral hygiene habits 
Poor diet 
You may be eligible for dental implant surgery if you: 

Have healthy oral tissues 
Have sufficient jawbone density 
Have been unsuccessful with regular dentures 
Good overall health 
Don’t have any health conditions that can impact bone healing 

What are the benefits of dental implants? 

The benefits of dental implants are numerous. As well as replicating your natural tooth roots, implants also help to preserve your jawbone by preventing bone loss. Halls Family Dentistry uses only top-quality materials that won’t deteriorate or decay like your natural teeth. 

Additional benefits include: 

Easier eating 
Improved speech 
Long-lasting results 
Improved oral health 
Improved appearance 
Improved self-esteem 
Improved comfort 

The best way to determine whether you are a candidate for implant dentistry is to visit with us for a professional consultation. Call to book your appointment and let our Halls Family Dentistry team help you decide if dental implants are right for you.