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Dental Implants

For a Complete Smile, Turn to the Long-Term Tooth Replacement Solution

If you are missing a tooth or need to have a tooth removed, your oral surgeon may suggest dental implants for tooth replacement in Franklin, TN. They replace both the root and the crown of your tooth, providing you a long-lasting solution that looks and feels like your natural tooth.

Dental implants include the implant post, the abutment, and the custom-made crown. These parts replicate the appearance and function of a healthy, natural tooth. Our board-certified oral surgeons offer many types of dental implant treatments to patients in need of replacing teeth in Franklin, TN, and surrounding areas.

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Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that prevents bone loss. See how they work and how they can improve your smile.

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Dental implants preserve tooth alignment, prevent bone loss, restore your ability to eat, and eliminate the need for dentures.

Types of Dental Implants

  • Immediate (Same-Day) Implants. By combining tooth extraction and implant placement, our surgeons can save you time and money. More importantly, it allows you to have your replacement tooth sooner.
  • Single Implants. One dental implant can replace one failing or missing tooth anywhere in the mouth, including front teeth and molars.
  • Implant-Supported Bridge. Traditional bridges require your healthy teeth to be reshaped to fit the bridge. Instead, a dental implant can support the bridge and protect the need to damage your other teeth.
  • All-on-4® Treatment Concept. This full-arch restoration procedure uses four dental implant posts to secure a new row of teeth in one or both dental arches.

Dental Implant Surgery

The overall length of treatment can vary based on each patient’s individual needs. Some patients require a bone graft procedure to create or restore the correct height and width of their jaw bone in the area where the dental implant will be placed. We will outline the details of your specific treatment during the consultation. We will also take 3D scans and discuss your options for anesthesia during this visit.

Your surgeon will administer the selected form of anesthesia, make a small incision in the gum tissue, and place the implant post. This post will fuse to the jaw bone over the course of a few months. When you have fully healed, your restorative dentist will place the final, custom-made crown.

In many cases, we can even connect a provisional (temporary) tooth to your post at the time it is placed. This can be particularly beneficial when replacing front teeth with dental implants. An immediate provisional tooth helps to preserve the natural shape and appearance of your gums, which often leads to a more aesthetic final result. Your doctor will discuss whether connecting an immediate provisional tooth to your dental implant is the right treatment choice for you.

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We use the highest quality of materials for our dental implants so our patients can enjoy beautiful, lasting results.

Dental Implant Value

Every patient is unique and the cost for treatment varies. We factor in your choice of anesthesia, the number of implants you need, if you require bone grafting or extractions, and your insurance. At the consultation, we will provide a cost estimate for your treatment.

Dental implants are more than just a way to replace a tooth—they have the power to make you feel confident about your smile. With dental implants, you can enjoy eating, smiling, and laughing again. Patients with removable dentures often feel embarrassed about having to remove them during meals and cleaning. Plus, dentures must be replaced every few years and cleaned in special rinses.

With dental implants, there is no special care. Brush and floss regularly, and your replacement tooth will serve you for many years. They have a high success rate, are the only replacement solution to prevent bone loss, and are incredibly versatile to match your unique needs.

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Teeth are vital to proper speech, oral health, and oral function. Partial dentures, bridges, and dental implants are restoration options to consider for replacing missing or failing teeth.

Types of Anesthesia

There are several anesthesia options available so patients can feel comfortable and at ease during treatment.

Hear From Dental Implant Patients

These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing dental implant treatment at our office.

Reviews From Our Dental Implant Patients

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Barbara Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure

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"Well, I had a bridge, and one of the teeth under the bridge had abscessed, and so I had to have a root canal. After the root canal healed, then I came to Dr. Young because there were two teeth missing, and so I had to have an implant. I asked them, and I don’t know what it’s called, but I asked them for some of that, it’s joy juice or something, to sort of put me to sleep. They talked me through; he and his nurse were awesome. They talked me through the whole procedure, and it was not bad at all. I would recommend Dr. Young in a heartbeat. He is really awesome."

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Jason Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure

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"Well, I came to see Dr. Clark to have my, actually, front two teeth extracted and implants placed. I had my front two teeth knocked out when I was very young, and basically, they were starting to fall out. I was a little nervous coming in at first, just because I didn’t know what to expect, kind of unfamiliar with the whole process. But once I came in, Dr. Clark and his staff was very good at explaining what was going to happen. My procedure went great; Dr. Clark said it was clinically almost perfect. I have a great smile now, very confident when I can talk and smile, so I was very pleased with the outcome. I would recommend Dr. Clark to any of my family, friends, associates; he is a great doctor, and I had a great experience with him."

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John Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure

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"Well, I came to see Dr. Clark because he had an excellent reputation. I had some problems with my dentures, and I was told that he could resolve those issues. I’d been told by a lot of other dentists and oral surgeons that they were probably impossible to resolve, and if they were to be resolved, it would be extraordinarily expensive. Well, he did say I had a problem, but he could resolve it. He removed the bridge that was there and put in posts and attached and redid the dentures I had. Dr. Clark is an extremely nice fellow. He’s quiet; he’s not one who brags about what he can do, he just does what he says and says what he does. Any time I came to a dental office, I expect to walk out of there with a lot of pain and a lot of misery, and none of that occurred. I walked out of here with the smile that I walked in with. Great staff, great people. If you come to see Dr. Clark, you’ll be smiling the rest of your life."

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Andy Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure

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"Coming into this practice, you get a very strong sense of professionalism. [The] staff here is wonderful. They always make you feel at ease. They always greet you with a smile and just extremely professional. The doctor here is highly, highly educated—really knows what he’s doing. My procedure here was extremely successful. The recovery was quick and easy, and the doctor reached out to make sure that I was doing okay after the procedure that evening, and that really meant a lot to me. To my friends and family in Brentwood, I would absolutely recommend Southern Oral & Facial Surgery."

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Zach Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure

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"I needed two teeth removed to make room for a future implant. The procedure went really well, felt no pain. Again, I kind of felt like I was at home. They made me feel really relaxed, calm, and no pain. The recovery was pretty good; a little bit sore, but they did give me the right pain pills to ease the pain, but other than that, the recovery went really smoothly. Dr. Lewallen walked me through, step by step, before the process started, told me about what was going on, what tools he was going to use, and then told me about how the recovery would take place, so I felt comfortable through the whole process knowing what was exactly going on. I would definitely recommend seeing Dr. Lewallen at Southern Facial Surgery."

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