Improving Smiles with Dental Implants in Collierville
Dental implants have quickly become the most popularly requested tooth replacement option in America, allowing patients who are missing natural teeth to enjoy a fully functional bite once again. At Joshua Holcomb, DDS, our comprehensive menu of cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry services includes everything you need to restore your smile's beauty and balance, including full mouth reconstructions and dental implantology services.
Dental Implant Process
A dental implant is a tiny biocompatible post that is surgically placed within the jaw where a missing tooth or teeth once stood. This new root gradually fuses with the bone of your jaw via a process known as osseointegration. This process, which takes about two to six months, ensures that your implant will remain sturdy and secure for decades to come.
When the implant has solidly fused to the jaw, a custom restoration is affixed to it, completing the process. Using the latest in implantology technology, Dr. Holcomb is able to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch of missing teeth with crowns, bridges, or implant-retained dentures. The materials used to craft your restorations look and feel like natural tooth enamel, so you never have to worry that your smile looks false or man-made. Instead, you'll be able to smile, eat, and speak with complete confidence.
Dental Implants Benefits
When you lose a tooth, the bone tissue in your jaw around the empty socket begins to deteriorate over time. If the tooth root isn't replaced in a timely manner, the breakdown of bone can spread, putting other remaining teeth at risk. In addition, a gap in your smile leads to a shift in surrounding teeth as your remaining dentition struggles to adjust to the new work of chewing without proper support.
With dental implants, your remaining teeth are held in their proper places. The implant itself replaces the tooth root, thereby preserving the structural integrity of your jaw bone. Because the implant is firmly rooted in your jaw, you never have to worry about a slipping denture or an unbalanced bridge. Your new teeth look, feel, and function just like your natural dentition, allowing you to enjoy a wide range of foods that would otherwise be prohibitively difficult to eat.
The cosmetic benefit of dental implants cannot be understated, either. When you are missing teeth, you likely feel less inclined to smile in public, particularly at work or in social interactions. You may attempt to cover your mouth when you feel like smiling or laughing. With a beautifully crafted restoration attached to a dental implant, you can finally feel free to express yourself naturally, resting assured in the knowledge that your teeth look as great as you feel.
Schedule Your Dental Implants Consultation
If you are missing one or more teeth and you are considering your tooth replacement options, we invite you to contact us today (901) 850-0300 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Holcomb and our caring, highly trained team of oral healthcare professionals. We can explain the dental implants process further and determine which oral treatment option best suits your unique needs. Conveniently located at 435 New Byhalia Rd., Collierville, TN, 38017, our state-of-the-art dental practice warmly welcomes patients from all of the surrounding areas, including Pembrook, Germantown, Bartlett, Memphis, Olive Branch, and beyond.