Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacing teeth. Implants look, feel and function like natural teeth. Implants are changing the way people live; rediscovering the confidence and comfort to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
When you lose several teeth – whether this is new or something you have lived with for years, you have likely never become accustomed to losing a vital part of yourself. Patients regain the ability to eat just about anything and can smile with confidence as teeth appear very natural and facial contours will be preserved.
The implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. Dental Implant placement is a team effort between an Oral Surgeon and Dr’s Mabry, Akhrass and McCary. For the first three-six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. During this time you will have temporary tooth/teeth, and follow a soft diet for a short period of time.
Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life. After the implant has bonded to the bone your Oral Surgeon will uncover the implants and attach small posts that protrude through the gums. You will then return to our office for your permanent tooth/teeth. When we place your permanent tooth/teeth, these posts will not be seen.
Dr. Mabry and Dr. McCary do the final restoration on implants. Dr. Akhrass, is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and performs the surgery to prep the implant site, places the implant and also does the final restoration.
Single Implants: This is a single prosthetic crown used to replace a one missing tooth.
Partial Prosthesis: (fixed bridge) Can replace two or more teeth and may require the placement of two or three implants.
Complete Dental Prosthesis: (diem denture) Replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw on the same day as implant placement. The number of implants will vary depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended for you
Dr’s Mabry, Akhrass and McCary are extensively trained in implant restorations.
Please call our office soon for an exam and to discuss how implants may improve your daily life. Once implants are placed, they should serve you well for many years to come. It is important to properly care for them with regular brushing and flossing, and keeping regular appointments for cleaning and monitoring of your oral hygiene.
3M TRUE DEFINITION SCANNER:
Our office utilizes a “digital scanner” to make digital impressions of your teeth for fabrication of standard and implant supported crown or bridge. In most instances, it is no longer necessary to endure the “messy” impression system of the past.
Benefits of this state of the art dentistry allow the patient to see images on screen to ensure a true understanding of your oral situation and what is needed. This digital process elevates dentistry and allows us to complete procedures with faster turn around time for our patients and more accurate results from the lab. Fewer appointments are required by you to complete your dental procedure.
Lenoir City Professional Park
603 Hwy 321 North
Lenoir City, TN 37771