Improve Your Smile Permanently
Dental Implant Placements
If you are interested in restoring your smile permanently, dental implants offer permanence and a natural-looking replacement. These small titanium implants are designed to function as an artificial tooth root, and they are implanted directly into your jaw and gums. They bond permanently with your surrounding gum tissue during a process called osseointegration, which allows them to support a restoration such as a dental crown or an implant-supported denture.
At The Burkitt Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, we specialize in dental implant placements and do our best to ensure your procedure is straightforward and pain-free. We know the process can seem intimidating, but you won’t feel a thing during the procedure, and recovery is quick so you can get back to your day-to-day life with a stronger, healthier smile.
Restore Your Jaw Bone
Bone grafting is often required if you want a dental implant, but your jaw is weak due to tooth loss. Once you lose a tooth, the jaw bone underneath the lost tooth will no longer be stimulated, and it will begin to weaken and deteriorate. Bone grafting uses animal, human, or synthetic bone to strengthen your jaw bone. An opening is made in your gums and jaw, and bone material is packed into the area that needs to be strengthened. The area will be sutured shut and it will begin the healing process. Over a period of several months, your natural bone will start to grow around the bone graft, restoring the natural strength of your jaw bone, and allowing for the placement of a dental implant. Once the implant is placed, it will function as an artificial tooth root to prevent future bone loss. Implant transmit force from biting, chewing, and smiling onto the underlying jaw bone, stimulating it and ensuring that your jaw remains strong and healthy for years to come.
Remove Troublesome Teeth
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
If your wisdom teeth are impacted (not fully erupted from the gums), it may not be possible to remove them using the basic extraction process, indicating that a surgical extraction may be required. This procedure consists of making an incision into the gumline, cutting the tooth into pieces, and removing them through this opening.
We offer multiple sedation options and use the latest surgical techniques to maximize patient comfort and minimize invasiveness while extracting impacted wisdom teeth.
Candidates for Oral Surgeries
If you have been struggling with dental issues or have been feeling self-conscious about missing teeth, we can help. After a consultation with Dr. Jones, we will be able to determine what treatment might be best suited for you and your needs. If you’re in Brentwood, stop by The Burkitt Center for Comprehensive Dentistry at 6716 Nolensville Road, Suite 120, Brentwood, TN 37027. Or, call us at (615) 941-3368 to get started today!