Knoxville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C.

Dental Implants

Missing teeth can diminish your quality of life, making it difficult to chew or speak and causing you to feel self-conscious of your smile.

Drs. Turner P. Emery and Micheal D. Wooten use the latest technology to provide precise dental implant placement for superior results.

Why should you consider an implant-supported restoration?

dental implants with crowns

The Benefits of Dental Implants  Are Unparalleled 

Preservation of Healthy Teeth

One of the primary benefits of dental implant-supported restorations over other methods is that treatment does not require the alteration of surrounding teeth. Traditional dental bridges, for example, are supported by the teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile, meaning they must be substantially reshaped in order to accommodate a dental bridge.

Improved Jawbone Strength

When a tooth is missing, nutrients are redirected to other parts of the body and the jawbone often shrinks as a result. Since a dental implant replaces the root as well the crown of the tooth, it stimulates the jaw and prevents future bone loss. This not only protects the jaw but also maintains the position and health of the other teeth.

Simpler Oral Hygiene

Some traditional restorations, such as bridges, can make it difficult to perform regular oral hygiene. Implant-supported crowns, by contrast, are easy to floss and brush just like natural teeth.

A Stable Alternative

Dental implants are designed to fuse with the surrounding bone. Over time, they become part of the jaw and the restorations look and feel nearly identical to your real teeth. Because of this, implant-supported dentures will stay firmly in place rather than move around like removable dentures. With dental implants, you no longer have to struggle with the discomfort or embarrassment of your dentures sliding around.

Long-Lasting Restoration

With proper care, dental implants can last for a lifetime. Although your crown, bridge, or denture may eventually need to be replaced, the posts will remain firmly in place once they have fused with the bone. Implants are the only type of restoration that is considered to be permanent. 

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Dental Implants Have Shown Impressive Success Rates

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Dental Implants Can Help  If You Have Missing Teeth Due to...

Poor Oral Health

Advanced decay and gum disease can lead to missing teeth. 

Sudden Trauma 

Sports injuries or car accidents can lead to damaged or lost teeth. 

Genetics 

Conditions such as hypodontia mean you are born with fewer teeth. 

Implants Can Also Replace Failing Teeth

While the goal of dentistry is always to help you retain natural teeth, there are some cases where a tooth becomes too badly damaged. Severe infection or trauma can leave a tooth beyond repair.

In these cases, the best way to restore your oral health may be extracting the damaged tooth and replacing it with an implant-supported restoration. Often, this process allows your gums to heal and prevents other oral health issues, such as jawbone atrophy, from occurring.

Wondering if you qualify for implants?

Your Lifestyle and Overall Health Can Affect Your Candidacy

Jawbone Density

If your teeth have been missing a long time, you may have lost too much tissue in your jawbone to support implants. For qualifying patients, Dr. Emery or Dr. Wooten can perform a bone graft to restore your candidacy for implants.

Smoking

Since smoking interferes with your body's ability to heal after surgery, it can significantly increase your risk of experiencing implant failure. We strongly recommend smokers quit several months before their implant placement procedure.

Periodontal Issues

Your gums play an important role in the success of implants. If you have gum disease or another periodontal health issue, you may need to seek treatment before you can receive implants.

General Health

Uncontrolled diabetes or other issues affecting your immune system can increase the chance of complications due to surgery. Make sure to discuss your full medical history with our team.

Our Surgeons Can Perform Safe, Effective Dental Implants Placement Procedures

When incorrectly placed, dental implants will not provide the strong foundation you need. Many local dentists are confident in the ability of our surgeons and regularly recommend their patients to our practice in Knoxville, TN

Illustration of a dental implant and crown
Dental implants replace missing tooth roots to provide lifelike support to restorations, improving your smile and oral health

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. 

Implant Surgery

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.

Advanced Options

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. 

Benefits of Dental Implants:
 
Improve Your Smile and Your Life

The benefits of dental implants are numerous. Dental implants can improve the overall health of your mouth as well as your quality of life. At their offices in Knoxville, TN, Drs. Emery and Wooten employ cutting-edge technology to provide their patients with quality implants that will afford them lasting benefits. The state-of-the-art facility at Knoxville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery ensures your dental implants will provide you with superior comfort and oral health.

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The benefits of dental implants include improved quality of life as well as a renewed sense of confidence in your grin.

New Methods for Better Results

At Knoxville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we offer several techniques—including All-on-4®, hybrid, and traditional dental implants—to maximize your treatment benefits. By offering different treatment options, we can personally tailor care in a way that will provide the most natural-looking, stable results.

With proper care, dental implants can last for a lifetime.

Discover the Benefits for Yourself 

With our state-of-the-art surgical center, we can offer you these incredible benefits and more. If you are interested in dental implants and want to hear more about our services, contact us online or call (865) 240-2977 to speak to a member of our staff.

The Cost of Dental Implants at Our Practice

There are a variety of factors that impact dental implants cost including the number of posts needed and treatment method. However, dental implants are a lifetime investment that should be approached with the significant benefits in mind. Receiving care from an oral surgeon can substantially improve the quality of your results and your overall experience. At Knoxville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we can provide the highest level of care through the advanced tools available at our state-of-the-art surgical center and the unparalleled skills of our surgeons, Drs. Emery and Wooten. The cost of dental implants at our practice in Knoxville, TN, typically ranges from $4,000 to $4,500 per tooth. To accommodate the needs of our patients, we accept insurance as well as financing through CareCredit®.

Factors that Impact Dental Implants Cost 

Receiving dental implants at our practice will typically cost between $4,000 to $4,500 per tooth. We will also coordinate your treatment with your dentist for restoration placement and other related needs. This price can vary depending on: 

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Need for preparatory procedures
Number of implants needed
Implant placement method 
Type of restoration
Choice of Surgeon
Type of sedation

All of these factors directly impact the cost of materials and the time requirements of our surgeons. As a fully equipped surgical center, we also provide superior services performed by a team with extensive oral and maxillofacial surgery education, training, and experience. The advantage of undergoing treatment through an oral surgeon cannot be overstated. While you could receive bone graftingsinus lifts, and dental implants from a number of dentists, our highly trained professionals provide the highest level of care and precision. 

Managing Your Expenses

We believe that receiving necessary dental procedures should be a priority for our patients. Although this procedure can be a significant expense, there are a few options for managing your payments. We accept insurance from several providers which can cover some of your costs. For most patients, insurance will not cover the full amount, but can substantially decrease your out-of-pocket expenses.

We also accept financing through CareCredit® which can supplement the portion of your care not covered by your insurance provider. This trusted medical lending company offers various financing options and repayment terms for patients with unique needs.

An Investment in Your Oral Health

Proper bite function is crucial to maintaining your oral and overall health. When missing teeth have impacted your ability to eat, speak, or smile comfortably, it can have a significant impact on your life. Dental implants provide a superior solution to address these issues and should be seen as an investment in your future. 

Receiving care from an oral surgeon can substantially improve the quality of your results and your overall experience.

Receiving sub-par care from an inexperienced doctor promising substantial savings can have negative effects on your health. Less-qualified doctors can improperly angle or place posts too close together or commit other harmful mistakes leading to nerve damage and significant pain. These errors can cost you much more than your original treatment. The need for revision surgeries following an unsuccessful dental implant procedure can dramatically effect your life, making our experienced care a valuable advantage for our patients.

Committed to Surgical Excellence 

At Knoxville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our team strives to provide the highest quality care by:

  • Recognizing the value in every patient 
  • Using state-of-the-art technology
  • Focusing on your overall health and well-being
  • Prioritizing comfort and safety 

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (865) 584-6207.

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