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
Teeth Today is an advanced technique involving the surgical placement of implants and an immediate placement of the restorative tooth. In other words, you get same day teeth implants in Nashville!
The process starts with radiographs and possibly a CT scan and software that allows the fabrication of an advanced surgical guide to precisely place the dental implants and a laboratory technique that allows the fabrication of a restoration prior to the surgical placement of the implants.
This highly advanced technique requires a skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable surgeon, such as Dr. Locante, to perform these procedures. This advanced type of treatment allows the patient to leave the same day with fixed stable teeth.
Dr. Locante has been at the forefront of Teeth Today since its inception. Having been an implant surgeon for over twenty years, he immediately recognized the patients’ desire to eliminate the waiting period of traditional dental implant procedures.
Currently, Dr. Locante is a frequent lecturer, researcher, and teacher in the field of implant dentistry, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Locante has developed surgical techniques that are currently in use today all over the world.
Teeth Today is a Pain-Free Procedure
Sedation dentistry services are now the most common methods used in the United States and Canada to alleviate any fears of sitting in the dentist’s chair. These methods are easy, effective, and pain free. Dr. Locante and his staff are trained in all types of sedation dentistry services and they will discuss the best options at your initial visit. 99.9% of patients report no pain at all during the procedure, while the patient experiences a “comfortable consciousness” throughout. Ibuprofen (Advil) is the most common post-operation pain medication, but most patients report that no pain reliever is needed at all.
All-on-Four Dental Implants in Just One Visit
Instead of replacing just one tooth, some patients need a full set of uppers and/or lowers. In these cases, all-on-Four dental implants can be installed in just one office visit.
All-on-Four dental implants involve inserting four implants – as opposed to 6 or 8 – to seat an entire set of uppers or lowers. Once in place, the new teeth are inserted and the patient is free to leave and resume normal activities. The All-on-Four concept is truly a breakthrough in dental implant science.
By utilizing this new technique, the implants are actually more stable than in earlier years. The upper and/or lower implants are inserted at strategic positions, which offers a more cross-stabilizing effect for a secure and stable set of teeth. Not everyone is a candidate for this All-on-Four dental implant procedure, so schedule a consultation with Dr. Locante to determine if this technique is right for you.
“My lower teeth were in terrible shape. Due to business concerns, I did not have the time to wait three to six months for the normal implant procedure. After an initial consultation with Dr. Locante, I decided on the All-on-Four implants. And I left the office that day with a full set of completely functioning teeth. I am still amazed.” — Ruth L, Natinal TN
Dental Implant Services in Nashville, TN
Dental implants are the single most important advancement for patients seeking new and stable teeth. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The dental implants Nashville resident trust are strong and secure. For people with missing teeth, dental implants are the very best option to both regain a natural smile and eat virtually anything.
The implants are small titanium posts, which are gently placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These “anchors” act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.
Attachments are then joined to the implant. These attachments provide stable fixtures for artificial replacement teeth. Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that can occur when teeth are missing.
Advanced Surgical Procedures
Dr. Locante is a leader in the field of Dental Implantology with advanced training in the latest technology in surgery and restorative dentistry services. Dr. Locante provides services in immediate surgical placement, guided surgery, immediate loading, immediate placement, immediate restorative placement, and aesthetic provisional restorations. Each patient is thoroughly evaluated and informed of treatment options that can help them achieve their best desired outcome.
Partnership With the General Dentist
Dr. Locante has established a program to develop an ongoing relationship with the patient’s general dentist during the implant process. Most patients enjoy the working association between their regular dentist and the attending surgeon. However, if the patient does not currently have a general dentist, any and all implant procedures can be completed by Dr. Locante. The entire process can be fully accomplished in his office, if needed.