Dental Implants | Brentwood TN

Replacing Missing Teeth

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.

Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.

Evaluation for Dental Implants

If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Poss or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.

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Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jaw bone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jaw bone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.

After the implant has bonded to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Poss can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.

Poss Dental Designs

5 out of 5 stars based on 22 Dental Treatment reviews.

Patient Review from Ashley W

The staff are very warm and welcoming each and every time I come in. I am very pleased with my treatment received every time. I would definitely recommend Dr. Poss

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Patient Review from George H

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Patient Review from June S

Always a great experience and service is very professional and thorough. Staff attentive to any issues.

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Patient Review from Lanette T

I really appreciate the discussion and helpfulness!

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Patient Review from LaNae G

I love this office and the staff!

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Patient Review from Cynthia M

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Patient Review from Scott Davis

Great people and great service. That's why I keep coming back!

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Patient Review from Jennifer H

You all were great!

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Patient Review from Tiffiany H

What a great experience! This visit was more like a time with friends than just dental treatment. I'm glad I'm a now a patient here.

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Patient Review from Mark H

As always, the staff at Dr. Poss' office is wonderful and professional!

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Patient Review from Libby F

My experience with Dr. Poss and his team was truly exceptional. They always took time to listen to me and addressed my questions and concerns graciously. Drawing near the end of my treatment my teeth look beautiful and my jaw pain and headaches are much improved. I am so thankful for all the work this team put in to seeing my goals met. I recommend them to anyone struggling with TMJ. They are great at what they do and a pleasure to be around.

- Libby F

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Patient Review from Charles B

I would highly recommend this dental office because of the professional and caring staff.

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Patient Review from Teal H

I had a dental appointment today to get a temporary crown on. Dr. Poss at Poss Dental Designs has been my dentist for almost a year and a half. I've had several crowns done by another dentist over the years whom I'd been with since I was 18 and really liked. I started going to Dr. Poss because he's the one I chose to get my 6 Month Smile braces done by--my former dentist didn't offer that service. So . . . what's with the post about it? Well, at 7:30 tonight I received a message from him, personally, on my cell making sure I was doing okay and to let me know if I needed anything to just call. THAT, my friends, is how you do business. If you live in locally, you won't go wrong with choosing him as your dentist. I highly recommend him. Oh! And his staff is also fantastic. 🙂

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Patient Review from Bob A

Good enviroment

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Patient Review from Gavin W

I am impressed with how friendly and professional the staff is. They seem interested in my dental needs as well as my life.

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Patient Review from Cody F

Moving to a new city can be stressful, but I think finding a new dentist is my least favorite part of the process. Thankfully, Dr. Poss and his staff made the entire experience joyful and very convenient. For the first time, I'm actually looking forward to coming back to the dentist!

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