Northside Family Dentistry

Dental Implants

An Investment in Your Future

Are you suffering from missing teeth, or dentures that rock and slip? Missing teeth, as well as ill-fitting dental restorations that only replace the crown of the teeth can have a negative impact on your smile, your confidence, and your quality of life. It can be difficult to speak normally, to enjoy your favorite foods, and to smile with confidence.

Give us a call at (931) 398-5170 to schedule a dental implant consultation!

Your Smile Deserves the Best


Effects of Missing Teeth

Not only do missing teeth and temporary restorations affect the functionality and aesthetics of your smile, they can also have a negative impact on your oral health. When missing teeth are allowed to remain missing, the jawbone actually begins to deteriorate or atrophy without the support of the tooth root. Enter Dental Implants.

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the gums and allowed to fuse with the jawbone, thus becoming a fully integrated and fully functioning tooth root. If you’ve suffered from missing teeth, dental implants can be an essential component in maintaining the health and integrity of your mouth and jawbone, and serve as anchors for stabilizing restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures. Dental implants are currently the gold standard in modern tooth replacement technology. Dr. Shanks, and all of our implant patients would highly recommend them if you wish to regain your healthy, confident smile.

At Northside Family Dentistry, we recommend dental implants as a great way to permanently replace missing teeth with a strong, stable treatment that will preserve the health of your mouth and jawbone. We also perform implant restorations if you have an existing implant in need of some maintenance.

Dental Implants may help with:

  • Replacing single or multiple missing teeth
  • Replacing an outdated bridge
  • Stabilizing or eliminating a full or partial removable denture
  • Restoring chewing function
  • Preventing jawbone deterioration
  • Stabilizing surrounding teeth
  • Restoring smile aesthetics
  • Maintaining facial shape

To make sure we give you the best implant treatment available, we’ve invested in high tech 3D imaging technology to help more accurately assess and guide Dr. Shanks when placing your dental implant for ideal placement and the best possible outcomes.

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Implant Supported Dentures

If you are a good candidate for dental implants, meaning you have a healthy and dense enough jawbone to support them, Dr. Shanks will likely recommend implant supported dentures for the most lifelike feel, fit, and function. Dental implants are currently the gold standard in modern tooth replacement technology because they function just like a natural tooth root to protect your oral health and jawbone, and stabilize restorations.

Dentures don’t have to be clunky and ill-fitting, and you don’t have to settle for messy adhesives and removables. Get a permanent, secure solution with implant supported dentures!

Teeth In A Day

If your dentist has recommended implants but you would like to avoid extended treatment and recovery time, Teeth-in-a-Day are a possibility that may work for you. With traditional implants, a healing period of 3-6 months is required before we can secure your new teeth. With Teeth-in-a-Day, we can place implants and a set of “healing teeth” that stabilize the implants during healing the very same day.

Sometimes called “Immediate Function Implants”, the Teeth-in-a-Day system allows the ability to chew, speak, and smile with confidence the same day your dental implant is placed. If you do not require additional procedures (other than extractions) to guarantee your dental implant’s success and have satisfactory bone density in your jaw, you may be a candidate for Teeth-in-a-Day.

After Dr. Shanks takes a 3D scan of your mouth, your implant procedure plan is customized. Dr. Shanks pinpoints the exact locations where implants need placement, factoring in spacing, bone quality, and the anatomical structure of your jaw to plan out your surgery. Today’s dental implants are made of titanium, which can fuse to bone and stimulate its growth.

Implant-supported teeth look, function, and are maintained just like natural teeth. Their presence in the jaw allows nerves, muscles, and jaw joints to function normally and support the facial structure, allowing chewing tough food, crunching fresh produce, smiling, kissing, speaking with confidence and laughing with joy!

Contact Us

If you are a Crossville resident and suspect you might be in need of a root canal, don’t wait for further damage, please call Dr. Shanks and our friendly team at Northside Family Dentistry at (931) 398-5170 to schedule a consultation.


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