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Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

If you have one or more missing teeth and are healthy enough for oral surgery, you may be a good candidate for dental implants in Murfreesboro, TN. 

As a long-term approach to tooth replacement, dental implants are unique among other options like dental bridges and full and partial dentures. A dental implant is the only one that includes an artificial tooth root and acts as a standalone tooth replacement. 

Dr. Murfree places a titanium implant post in your jaw, which takes the place of the lost tooth root. After a healing period that takes anywhere from 3-6 months, he attaches a beautiful dental crown, bridge, or denture that restores chewing function and completes your smile.

Getting Started with Dental Implants

For a dental implant to be successful, you must have enough healthy dense bone in your jaw into which we can place it. Using leading-edge 3-D digital imaging and cone beam technology, Dr. Murfree gauges whether or not implant dentistry will be successful for you.

Even if you are not currently a candidate due to bone loss or gum recession, there is a procedure called bone grafting that may make it possible to get an implant in the future. 

The first step is to call and schedule an appointment with Dr. John Murfree at our Murfreesboro, TN dental office. He would enjoy the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your needs and determine if a dental implant would work for you.

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