Dental Implants & Restorative Dentistry in Brentwood, TN
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Dr. Locante is an oral surgeon and dental implant expert specializing in dental implant surgery and other restorative dentistry procedures. He and his team at Nashville Dental Implant Center in Brentwood, TN, are committed to restoring your smile effectively and safely.
Frequently Asked Dental Implant Questions
As with any service available, there are always questions. Here, we answer our patients’ frequently asked questions. We’re happy to provide useful dental implant resources so you can get the answers you need.
How much does the dental implant procedure cost?
Does insurance cover the dental implant procedure?
Is financing available for dental implants?
What are dental implants made of?
What are the primary benefits of dental implants?
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Is the dental implant procedure painful?
How long does the dental implant treatment take?
Why are my dentures not fitting anymore?
What kind of problem will I experience with dentures when this bone loss occurs?
Do I have to go without my dentures during my dental implant treatment?
How do I select an implant dentist?
Is there anything your team can do about bone loss?
“I cannot recommend Dr. Locante highly enough! As other reviews mention, he is the best of the best. He is on the cutting edge of implants/dentistry. He is one of the only dental surgeons who actually knows how to properly place a ceramic implant. He also uses biological techniques that most dentists don’t even know about. We are so lucky to have him here in Nashville.”
Dental Implant Resources
Dental implants can give your smile a firm, stable, and natural appearance without the destructive bone loss of dentures. Before embarking on your dental implant journey, make sure you educate yourself on the procedure and what to expect. You can use these resources to make the right decisions for your needs.
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Are dental implants right for you?
We also offer metal-free dental implants, an alternative for those with metal allergies, sensitivities, or immune reactions. With any dental implant, there is no movement, and they typically last a lifetime. The new replacement teeth resemble natural teeth and establish excellent function while also preventing bone loss.
If you are still unsure about receiving dental implants, we recommend you learn as much as you can about dental implantology. Dr. Locante is committed to helping you in the decision-making process and answering any questions or concerns you may have.
Dental Implants vs. Dentures
If your concern is cost, dentures do not require any healing time and are removable. Unlike an implant, dentures have to come out at night. You use a cream, liquids, or other products to clean them while you sleep. Often, people need to use adhesives to hold the dentures in place. If the dentures do not fit properly, they can even lead to infections or tooth decay in your remaining teeth.
When considering dental implants or dentures, people often pick implants because they are strong and securely attached to the jawbone, so there are no daily life restrictions. While implants generally cost more than dentures, they are a better option if you want a strong, long-lasting replacement. Those who experience bone loss may not have enough bone to install an implant correctly. We will examine and determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.
Dental Implant Education For Dentists
Take your patient care to the next level and learn more about implant dentistry. If you are in the dental profession, ensure your patients return and make them feel like their oral health is in good hands.
Dr. Locante offers dental implant education for doctors who want to learn more about the procedures. He holds seminars and courses that provide an array of information and knowledge on the world of dental implantology. Dr. Locante is a frequent lecturer for numerous study clubs, implant maxi-course programs, and major implant manufacturers. Please know that we welcome you to attend any that would be beneficial for your practice. He is also available for phone consultations.
Implant Study Club
Implant Study Club for General Dentists and Staff Members meets bi-monthly at Boscos’ in Cool Springs.
Designed to teach attendees everything they need to know to do dental implants both from the surgical and prosthetic aspects. A complete review of literature, bone science, augmentation procedures, and surgical demonstrations is provided. This course generally spans a 12-month period.
Lectures & Seminars
Dr. Locante is a frequent lecturer for numerous study clubs, implant maxi-course programs, and major implant manufacturers. Please know that we welcome you to attend any that would be beneficial for your practice.
If you have any questions about dental implant surgery, please contact us at 615-436-5987 today.