Are you looking for an affordable cost option for dental implants? River City Dental & Implant Center can provide you with high-quality and affordable dental implants in Germantown, Tennessee, and surrounding areas, including East Memphis, Eads, Cordova, Bartlett and Covington!
If you have lost one or more permanent teeth, we urge you to call and schedule a visit at River City Dental & Implant Center. Our dentist, Dr. Amechi Echetebu, can discuss your tooth-replacement options with you, including dental implants. Dental implants are made up of a dental implant post, which is usually made of titanium, and a dental restoration, like a dental crown, dental bridge or denture. Dr. Echetebu has completed an implantology residency, which allows him to provide both implant placement and restorations.
When you visit our office, Dr. Echetebu will first determine whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants. Generally, anyone who has lost a tooth is a potential candidate for dental implants. If your teeth and gums are healthy, you will most likely be able to receive dental implants. Any preexisting dental condition will need to be treated before you can have a dental implant placed.
In addition to examining the health of your teeth and gums, our dentist will take CBCT scans to produce 3D images of your mouth and jaw. These images will allow Dr. Echetebu to plan your treatment, as well as determine if there is enough bone structure in your jaw to support a dental implant. If there is not, a bone graft may be needed before your implant can be placed.
After any other needed services are complete, our dentist will surgically place the titanium implant post in your jaw, at the site of the missing tooth. We will provide you with a local anesthetic or nitrous oxide to make sure you are comfortable through the placement, which can be done in as little as 15 minutes! The implant post will then need about three to six months to heal and to fuse with your jawbone. This fusing allows the implant post to act as a replacement tooth root, providing a stable foundation for the dental restoration.
An abutment will be attached to the top of the implant post. The dental restoration, which can be a dental crown, dental bridge or denture, will be custom made specifically for you. The restoration will be placed atop of the abutment to replace the visible portion of your tooth. Your complete dental implant will be designed to restore the function and beauty of your smile and feel like your natural teeth.
Your dental implants can last a lifetime if you care for them properly. Brush and floss daily and attend regular dental appointments.
Please contact our office at 901-755-6440 today if you have any questions about quality dental implants in Germantown, Tennessee, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with our dentist. We are excited to meet you and help you get a healthy smile.