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Dental implants are strong restorations that are made of a titanium post, an attachment piece and a dental crown. They are a treatment that replaces the tooth as well as its root. To help you know more about dental implants, our dentists, Drs. Chamberland and White, are happy to share the answers to some questions about the restoration.

Q: Why do people choose to replace their teeth with dental implants?
A: Dental implants replace both the tooth and its root. This makes the restoration natural feeling and natural looking. Implants also keep the smile, oral health and even the health of the jawbone in tip-top shape.

Q: How long does it take to replace a tooth with a dental implant?
A: Generally, if you need a bone graft before treatment, the process can take anywhere from six months to a year. If you don’t need a bone graft, the process can take anywhere from three to six months.

Q: Can a general dentist place a dental implant?
A: Because dental implant treatment is an oral surgery, an oral surgeon usually places the implant. But, general dentists are more than welcome to work with the surgeon to give you the replacement tooth you want. Here at Chamberland Dentistry, we are proud to be able to perform this procedure for our patients in our office.

Q: How do I know if a dental implant is right for me?
A: It’s best to schedule an appointment, receive a proper dental examination and allow your dentist to determine if this is the right option for you.

To learn more about dental implants in Shelbyville, Tennessee, please contact us at 931-684-9167 today. Our dental team is happy to give you the answers, details and information you’re looking for, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!