What You Need to Know about Dental Implants

May 27th, 2014

At Carter Periodontics & Implant Dentistry we specialize in cosmetic dentistry. If you have lost one, several, or all of your teeth, Carter Perio has a permanent solution: dental implants.


Dental implants are permanent replacements teeth made of Titanium. Unlike with dentures or bridges, dental implants provide new teeth roots that feel natural and help you regain all your dental functions including chewing and speaking. Dr. Carter, Clarksville TN dentist, can help you prepare for your treatment and answer all of your questions about implants. But before your consultation, here is some more information to help you prepare for the treatment:


Different Types of Implants

There are two different types of implants: traditional or mini. Traditional implants are about 4 to 5 mm in diameter, while mini-implants are less than 3 mm. Different sizes are suited to different circumstances, your dentist can help you determine which size.


Cost of Implants

Although implants are more costly than dentures, they are worth the investment because of the permanency and efficiency. Contact Dr. Carter’s office for more specific details about pricing and financing on Tennessee dental implants.


Healing and Care of Your Implants

Just as with other surgeries, it is important to let your oral surgery heal. Healing takes about 3 to 6 months for traditional-sized implants, while for mini-implants it takes only about 3 to 8 weeks.


It is vitally important to maintain good oral hygiene and have regular check-ups from your dentist after you have completed your implant surgery. Also, if you smoke it is best to quit in order to keep your implants from complications.


For more information or a consultation, click here or call Carter Periodontics & Implant Dentistry today at (931) 614-6603.