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The loss of one or more teeth anywhere in your smile can cause you to start feeling self-conscious. If a dental bridge or denture is can’t provide the sufficient strength or look that you need, our dentist may recommend using a dental implant or implant-supported bridge to effectively replace your missing teeth.

The first step is to evaluate your jaw structure to determine if your smile has enough bone material to support a dental implant. If the process of a tooth extraction or its prolonged absence has resulted in the loss of surrounding bone tissues, we may need to perform a bone graft before we can place a dental implant.

Dr. Richard Dycus will then make a narrow channel into the bone through the gums and screw the dental implant into the jawbone. If you are receiving a dental bridge to restore multiple teeth, he will perform the process again to create another anchor point.

The dental implants are of a titanium material that is biologically safe and can fuse completely with the natural bone–a process known as osseointegration.

Following the completion of osseointegration, we will take an impression of the area and send it to a dental lab to have your dental crown or bridge custom crafted from high-quality material that is shaded to match your natural teeth.

If you have suffered tooth loss and are interested in receiving dental implants in Cookeville, Tennessee, we invite you to contact Dycus Dental at 931-528-7977 today to schedule a consultation with our experienced team.