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The Larry M Smith Center of Dental Health | Dental Implant FAQ's in Dayton, TN

The L M Smith Center For Dental Health PLLC
Larry M Smith, DDS, MAGD
Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
(423) 775-1464
180 Walnut Grove Road
Dayton Tennessee, 37321

Dental Implant FAQ's

AGD Member
 

What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a new root for a missing tooth. It is a titanium root form that is placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is durable and looks just like a natural tooth.

How are dental implants different than dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth that need to be removed and cared for in a special manner. They can often feel bulky and are difficult to get used to. Dental implants are a replacement for missing teeth that can be cared for just like natural teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants look and feel just like real teethto most people. They are fixed, not removable. You can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment, and they procedure is very successful. 

Are dental implants affordable?
The cost of your dental implants will vary based on the level of experience of your doctor, how many implants you are having placed, amount of insurance coverage, and more. Schedule a consultation with us to determine the total cost of your implant treatment and financing options available.

Do dental implants hurt?
No. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain. If you have anxiety or fear you should discuss sedation options with your dentist.

How long do implants last?
When cared for properly, implants should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant.

 
 
 
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