Woman with Dental Implants

How Do I Know if Dental Implants Are Right for Me?

A person’s smile affects them in many ways, both aesthetically and from a functional standpoint. However, if you are missing teeth or have teeth that are damaged beyond repair, your smile is likely lacking in both areas, taking away from your level of self-confidence and your ability to properly chew food. Dental implants can help address these issues and restore your smile, so you can feel good about your pearly whites.

If you are wondering if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants, review the bullet points below. Dental implants could be right for you if:

  • You would like to restore your ability to chew, so you can eat more comfortably
  • You want a tooth replacement option that feels and looks natural
  • You are missing or will be losing one or more teeth
  • You are not pleased with the minimal chewing power your dentures provide
  • You have overall good oral health

Of course, the only way to be certain if dental implants are right for you is to schedule an appointment with your Dr. Phillips. To assess whether this is the right option for you, a comprehensive dental exam will be performed, including X-rays.

What is the Process Like?

If Dr. Phillips determines that you are a good candidate for dental implants and you move forward with the process, you can expect it to be performed in different stages, depending on the condition of your mouth. The oral surgeon will determine how many stages will be needed and length of healing time. Once you have completed the healing process, you will come back to Dr. Phillips to have the final, and most exciting stage of the implant process completed. Dr. Phillips will scan the area of the implant and a crown will be made to complete the process.

All in all, this process may take a few months. This might sound like a long process, but the end result is a replacement tooth that looks and feels like the real thing.

Do Dental Implants Feel Like Real Teeth?

Are you missing teeth or are your teeth chipped, broken, or irreparably damaged? Dental implants feel and look like real teeth and are so effective that your chewing power will be restored to what it once was.

Skilled Dentists in Knoxville

At Family Dentistry of Knoxville, our dental team is dedicated to providing technologically advanced dental care to every patient who seeks our services. We understand that this is more than just a cosmetic issue and that when your teeth are compromised, life can be difficult and your self-confidence might even be impacted.

Our dental team has the training, advanced education, and expertise that is required to take on the most difficult dental cases. Your satisfaction is our priority and we will do everything possible to ensure every visit with us is pleasant and comfortable.

Get started on obtaining the smile you deserve and contact us today at (865) 383-1017 to schedule an appointment to learn more about how we can help you.