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.