Cannon Oral Surgery
Brandon Cannon, DDS
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon located in Chattanooga, TN
Implant-supported restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures can provide you with a strong and stable bite after tooth loss. At Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Brandon Cannon, DDS, performs dental implant surgery. To find out if you’re a candidate for dental implant surgery, call Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery or book an appointment online today.
Dental Implants Q&A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium devices that look similar to screws. They go into your jawbone to provide a strong foundation for dental restorations.
Thanks to your jawbone’s natural ability to grow around your titanium implants in a process called osseointegration, dental implants are a sturdy solution to missing teeth.
They allow you to eat and speak as you did before losing your teeth while also preventing bone loss, tooth migration, and other complications of missing teeth.
Dr. Cannon reviews the images to find out if you need a bone graft before your procedure to plan your implant surgery.
What kinds of restorations can dental implants secure?
Dental implants can secure multiple types of custom dental restorations in place, depending on the number of teeth you’re missing. Using dental implants for support, Dr. Cannon can secure:
If you’re only missing one tooth, a single dental implant supports a custom crown designed to look just like the original.
Implant-supported bridges are similar to traditional bridges, but they don’t rely on healthy teeth for support. Instead, they include two crowns to latch onto implants and one or more pontics (false teeth) in-between.
Several implants, usually four, can support a full row of dentures for your upper or lower jaw.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants have numerous benefits that drive patients to request them frequently as the first choice for tooth replacement. A few noteworthy advantages of dental implants are:
- No slippage
- No dietary restrictions
- No jawbone resorption
- Clear speaking
- Natural-looking appearance
If you’re interested in dental implants but first need a bone graft, Dr. Cannon can discuss your options in detail and give you an idea of how long the process will take in total.
To determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants, call Cannon Oral Surgery or book a consultation online today.