Whether you have lost one or more teeth, you may be struggling with pain, limited ability to chew, and impacted speech.
Drs. Damien F. Armstrong and Claire Logan can place and restore dental implants for patients in Chattanooga and East Brainerd, TN.
Why are dental implants highly recommended?
An implant-supported restoration replaces the entire tooth...
Excellent Support for Dentures, Bridges and Crowns
If you have lost teeth, dental implants placed by Dr. Damien Armstrong at his Chattanooga practice can provide excellent support for dentures, bridges and crowns. These small titanium posts are anchored in the jaw bone, providing support that is as dependable and strong as natural tooth roots. Placing dental implants requires two surgeries and three to six months of healing time, but can provide a lifetime of functionality and comfort. Dr. Armstrong takes part in continuing education in this revolutionary treatment, and is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). To learn more about dental implants placed at River City Dentistry, please contact our Chattanooga practice serving East Brainerd and surrounding communities today.
Patients who need to have their teeth replaced can turn to Dr. Damien Armstrong for dental implants. These support for crowns, bridges, and dentures can allow you to eat the foods you love. What's more, dental implants are incredibly durable and can provide a lifetime of support for your restorations.
If you are a non-smoker who needs all or several of your teeth replaced, you may be a candidate for dental implants. You must also have adequate bone mass in your jaw. If you lack the necessary bone mass, a bone graft may be performed to accommodate the implant. Similarly, if you require implants in your upper jaw, a sinus lift may be necessary. This is a process of grafting bone to the upper jaw, and "lifting" the sinus cavities so that the implant will not interfere with them. Preliminary x-rays will reveal if either of these preliminary procedures are necessary.
The initial surgery begins with a local anesthetic to ensure your best possible comfort during the procedure. A small incision is made in the gums, exposing the jaw bone. A small pilot hole is drilled into the bone, and the threaded implant is inserted. Next, the gum is stitched closed over the implant. Over the next three to six months, a process called osseointegration takes place, in which the bone fuses to the implant. Once this process is complete, you will return for a second surgery. A special abutment attached to the implant, which will serve as the point of connection with your restoration. Finally, the necessary molds of your teeth and gums will be taken to begin creating your dentures, bridge, or crown.
Damien F. Armstrong, DMD
Dr. Armstrong is dedicated to providing his patients with the highest level of care for all of their dental needs. To ensure he upholds the latest standards, he is a member of:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (423) 486-9650.
"Dr. Armstrong is absolutely the best dentist I have ever been to! He is very gentle and thorough. I have been very unhappy with my teeth for a long time and he was able to to fix every concern I had. This is a Dentist that cares!"Melissa R.