We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
• Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
• We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
• You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
• Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
• We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at office number or visit our website at web address. Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Sincerely, The Nashville Dental Implant Center Team
Dr. Bill Locante – Dentist, Surgeon, Educator, Board Certified
Dr. Bill Locante is a world-renowned authority in the field of dental implantology. Dr. Locante is an implant dentist with a primary practice in dental implantology. After graduating from Marquette University School of Dentistry in Dental Surgery, he promptly developed an interest in the promising field of dental implants. Dr. Locante says, “Advances in implant science were really just beginning, and I was captivated with the real solutions they provided to my patients. This is an area of practice where one can greatly improve the quality of a person’s life.” Learn more about Dr. Locante.
All-Ceramic, Metal-Free Dental Implants
Most dental implants are made of titanium, which is a biocompatible metal used for over 60 years to replace missing tooth roots. All ceramic/non-metal implants are the newest technique and offer numerous advantages – primarily for people with true metal allergies or sensitivities. Ceramic and non-mental implants are very biocompatible with bone. This compatibility helps the jawbone grow around the implant, making it firm and stable. Learn more about our ceramic dental implant services.
A majority of the restorative dentistry services performed at Nashville Dental Implant Center do not require sedation. However, pain-free sedation is available to our patients. We offer oral sedation to patients who need help calming their nerves and IV sedation to patients when necessary. In cases where both oral and IV sedation are not advisable, general anesthesia is available. We offer sedation to ensure our patients are pain-free and completely comfortable. Most of our patients find that they do quite well with minor pain medication such as Ibuprofen (Advil) after the procedure and return to their normal activities within a day of their dental implant treatment. Learn more about our sedation dentistry services.
Full Mouth Restoration & Rehabilitation
At Nashville Dental Implant Center, we offer full-mouth restoration services. Full-mouth rehabilitation, full-mouth reconstruction, and full-mouth restoration are terms used by dental implantologists when describing the process of restoring and rebuilding all of the teeth – both the upper jawline and lower jawline. Teeth restoration can remove or help alleviate oral health issues due to any number of different complications within the jawline and gum, issues with your teeth, dental crowns, bridges, and other oral health issues.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Firm, Stable, Natural-Looking Teeth: Dental implant treatments offer firm, stable, and natural-looking teeth. Patients can eat almost anything they like and can smile with confidence again. Dental implants also stop the destructive bone loss process caused by trauma from wearing dentures.
People who have trauma from wearing dentures are most likely experiencing a gradual bone loss process that occurs when teeth are extracted and tooth roots are missing. Because tooth roots stimulate jawbone health, the jawbone starts to shrink or melt away once the tooth roots are gone. Wearing a denture greatly speeds up the bone loss process. Dental implants in Brentwood, TN are a great alternative.
Learn More About Nashville Dental Implant Center
Interested in learning more about the services provided by Nashville Dental Implant Center? Ready to schedule a consultation? Reach out to us today by calling 615.436.5987 to speak with a team member and to have your questions answered. You can also fill out our new patient registration prior to your appointment. Nashville Dental Implant Center is here to give you a smile you want and deserve.