Missing teeth can affect much more than just your personal appearance. If you’re missing a lot of teeth, you’re probably also having problems eating a balanced diet, not to mention smiling for photographs. On top of all that, the longer you go without replacing your missing teeth, the more volume you’re bound to lose in your jaw and the more the esthetics of your face will change, as well.
All-on-X full mouth dental implants are a state-of-the-art permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth, and Golden Oak Sedation Dental & Implant Center is proud to provide these dental implants in Cookeville, TN.
Until very recently, your only option for full arch restoration was dentures. While they may still seem like a convenient solution to tooth loss, they have a variety of drawbacks that make dental implants a superior choice in most cases. Full mouth dental implants are permanently attached to four or more titanium or zirconium posts that are implanted into your mouth. You take care of them as if they were your natural teeth!
During your first visit to our practice, you’ll meet with our dentist Dr. Johnny Shanks to discuss your needs and goals for your smile. You’ll get a cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan in order to determine whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants. We’ll send the results of this scan to our in-house dental laboratory, where we’ll create customized surgical guides that are customized just for your mouth.
After your initial consultation, we’ll schedule you for your surgery date. We offer a variety of sedation dentistry options, from nitrous oxide (commonly known as “laughing gas”) to oral sedation, to maximize your comfort level. This is where Dr. Shanks will insert the posts into your jaw. The day after your surgery, you will return to us for your custom temporary prosthetic teeth.
Full mouth dental implants are a long-lasting way to transform not only your smile, but your quality of life. We truly cannot overstate the impact that full arch dental implants have on our patients’ lives. However, many patients worry about keeping their dental care affordable. The good news is that we’ve partnered with a variety of third-party financing companies to make your smile transformation affordable, no matter your financial situation. Give us a call today to find out how dental implants can change your life!