Dental Implants in Brentwood, TN
Do you find yourself hiding your smile because of missing teeth?
At Sullivan Dental Partners, we offer state-of-the-art dental implants, the gold standard for tooth replacement. Dental implants are a permanent solution that will restore your oral health and your ability to smile with confidence.
Dental implants may seem like a recent innovation, but they have actually been in use for decades. Dr. Rick was personally mentored by Dr. Jack Haan at the Misch Dental Implant Institute and has been placing and restoring dental implants at our Brentwood office for over 25 years. As a graduate of Alabama Implant Education, Dr. Sully brings his own expertise, having received specialized training in guided implant placement.
A dental implant is a standalone tooth replacement that mimics the natural structure of a tooth. Dental implants are rooted in the jawbone with a surgically implanted titanium “root,” then capped with a natural-looking dental restoration, the portion of the tooth that is visible when you smile.
How We Use Dental Implants
Dental implants can be used to:
- Replace a single tooth
- Replace multiple individual teeth
- Anchor a fixed dental bridge
- Stabilize a full set of dentures
Since implants are secured in the jaw with titanium roots, they don’t require the support of adjacent teeth to stay in place. You will be amazed at how natural dental implants look and feel once they are placed. Dental implants also prevent jawbone deterioration, look and act like natural teeth, are easy to care for, and last for years.
Normally, placement of a dental implant is a lengthy process. First, the implant must be placed and allowed to heal for several months. Only after this healing period can the dentist cap the implant root with an attractive restoration that will look and function just like your real teeth.
State-of-the-Art Implant Technology
At Sullivan Dental Partners, we use state-of-the-art Cone Beam Computed Technology (CBCT) to improve and expedite the dental implant placement process.
Traditional x-rays provide a two-dimensional portrait of your teeth that only gives us a portion of the information needed for precise implant placement. CBCT, however, provides us with a three-dimensional view of the interior of your teeth and other mouth structures.
Using this technology, we create a digital model of your mouth. This virtual model allows us to precisely plan placement of your dental implant and design a virtual version of your final restoration.
When you come to our Brentwood dental office to have your implant placed, we will have prepared a detailed guide that shows us the ideal placement for your replacement tooth. When used with with state-of-the-art CEREC restorations, we can perform the entire procedure from implant placement to final crown restoration in one visit.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and how they can improve your appearance and your life, please contact our Brentwood dental office. A member of our team will be happy to arrange a convenient time for a consultation with Dr. Rick or Dr. Sully. Also consult or Dental Implant FAQs.