Dental implants can vastly improve your quality of life as a solution for missing teeth. To ensure that you experience superior results, it is of the utmost importance that a highly-experienced professional places your implant posts. When incorrectly placed, they will not provide the strong foundation you need. While your primary dentist can provide your final restoration, the surgeons at Knoxville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C., can perform all the surgical aspects of your treatment including extractions, bone grafting, and sinus lifts. Many local dentists are confident in the ability of our surgeons and regularly recommend their patients to our practice in Knoxville, TN. Drs. Turner P. Emery and Michael D. Wooten are invested in your care and can implement the latest techniques and technology to achieve the best results.
Treatment at Our Practice
Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. These posts can provide unparalleled support for your dental crown, denture, or dental bridge. Implant-supported restorations are highly recommended because they provide certain benefits over traditional options, such as:
- Preservation of jaw bone
- Long-lasting restoration
- Added stability
- Improved form and function
At our practice, we perform the surgical portion of dental implants treatment, including preparatory tissue grafting procedures as well as the actual placement of the posts. While many dentists offer dental implant placement, the extensive training and precision our surgeons can offer cannot be matched. Drs. Emery and Wooten have dedicated their careers to developing effective techniques and exceptional surgical procedures to provide patients with the best care available.
What to Expect During Treatment
Preliminary oral surgery procedures such as bone grafting and sinus lifts can help rebuild your jawbone to support dental implants. If one of these treatments is necessary, your implant procedure will typically occur in about four to nine months, or once the jaw has completely healed.
We can provide anesthesia and intravenous (IV) sedation to ensure your comfort and relieve any anxiety prior to your treatment. To begin your implant surgery, one of our surgeons will create a small incision in the gums to access the jaw bone. They will then carefully create space for the implant and place the post within the bone. Generally, it will take about three to six months for the post to fully fuse with your jaw. You will then return to your primary dental care provider to attach you finalized restoration.
The oral surgeons at Knoxville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can perform safe, precise dental implant procedures that will provide you with long-lasting, durable results.
Our skilled oral surgeons can accommodate your needs through All-on-4®, hybrid, and traditional dental implant procedures. You and your dentist will determine your treatment based on your oral health, preferences, and cost factors during your original consultation. If you are a candidate for same-day placement, we can coordinate with your dentist so that we can attach your temporary restoration to your implants during your placement procedure. We will collaborate with your doctor to ensure that you receive the best treatment for your needs.
Exceptional Surgical Care
Dental implants are a substantial investment. When they are placed correctly, they can provide a powerful solution that can completely transform the form and function of your smile. The oral surgeons at Knoxville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can perform safe, precise dental implant procedures that will provide you with long-lasting, durable results. Contact us online or call (865) 240-2977 or (865) 584-6207 to learn more about the costs and treatment timeline for dental implants.