What’s the very first thing people notice when they meet you? Outward appearances. As seemingly shallow as that might sound, your smile makes the initial impression. It emits positivity, happiness, contentment, congeniality, and invites others to connect. “A smile is worth a thousand words” is the popular sentiment that conveys how much we depend on glowing white teeth and feeling safe to approach strangers. Drs. Elam, Vaughn, and Fleming’s Dentistry practice in Nashville, TN is your link between hiding your best smiling asset, or stepping out with confidence.
Restoration in Practice
To achieve a healthy beautiful smile, there is only one option to consider. Dental Implants are the new standard in restoring your smile. This safe, effective, and long-term solution for missing teeth has patients excited about their possibilities again. Dental implants have surpassed bridges, crowns, and dentures as the treatment that mimics your natural teeth and gives you a wholesome level of security when smiling. The restoration practice involves three segments:
The Fixture– The actual part that gets placed in the jaw, typically made of titanium.
The Abutment – The abutment is attached to the implant in the jaw and connects the final restoration (crown) to the implant. The abutment looks like a short, tiny tree stump. An abutment isn’t much to look at, but it’s vital for stabilizing the dental implant.
The Crown – The crown is the final part of the dental implant that you will be most happy and eager to see. This is the part of the implant that looks like a natural tooth. These types of crowns can be made from a variety of materials and are attached in or cemented onto the abutment. Once the crown has been placed on your dental implant you are ready to resume smiling again!
The Next Phase – Caring for Your Dental Implants
After your dental implants are installed and your confident smile is restored, proper care is warranted to ensure your new teeth continue to bask in their beauty and longevity. Brushing and flossing after mealtimes is just as crucial as before your dental implants were secured. Dr. Fleming will guide you towards aftercare protocol in one office visit. The entire procedure is conducted at their office and monitored by Drs. Fleming and his professional staff. Call our Nashville dental team today to schedule a consultation. See how we can bring back your gorgeous smile!