Thursday, February 16, 2017

Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but sometimes an action such as tooth decay or a dental injury can cause a tooth or multiple teeth to be lost.  Fortunately, at Pippin Dental Care in Sevierville, TN, Dr. William Pippin can provide you with dental implants to restore your smile. Dental Implants are metal posts or root forms that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums, which are used to attach replacement teeth. They are the next best thing next to healthy, natural teeth and if they are properly taken care of, they can last more than 10 years.

Dental Implants have many advantages. They can be used on just one tooth, multiple teeth or to hold dentures in place. Additionally, they have the ability to improve your overall appearance, your speech and overall, your self-esteem. Dentures may slip when you eat, talk, laugh, etc. and with dental implants, you don’t have to worry about them slipping out of your mouth. While dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.

Dental implants are made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. However, you must be in good health and have the proper bone structure and healthy gums for the implant to stay in place. The success rate for implants depends on the tooth's purpose and location in the mouth, as well as a patient's overall health.

The first step in the dental implant process requires developing an individualized treatment plan. If you are missing teeth and would like to discuss your tooth replacement options, please give us a call to schedule a consultation. To learn about services we provide at the practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr.William Pippin at Pippin Dental Care in Sevierville, TN, call 865-453-6789.