Dental Implants

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation

What Are Dental Implants?

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.  A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Clagett, call our office in Elizabethtown, KY at Elizabethtown Office Phone Number 270-982-7377.
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“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Clagett is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between Dr. Clagett and your restorative dentist.  Dr. Clagett performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary.  The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

Clagett Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

5 out of 5 stars based on 23 Dental Implants reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Dr. Clagett performed an implant procedure today and a root cleaning, also. While these procedures are surgical and time consuming, I never felt that he was rushing. He was very concerned about my comfort and kept me informed on each step he was doing. What could have been extremely uncomfortable and painful was not as bad as I had thought it would be. Dr. Clagett and his staff are very friendly, very helpful, and very concerned about their patients. I highly recommend them!

- JeNie A

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Dr. Clagett and his staff are so friendly, caring and just down to Earth! They are willing to help you out in any way they can. They are always glad to answer any questions I have at any time, whether it be in office or over the phone. It seems important to their staff to provide you with up front information of anything you need or want to know. They have been so amazing through my implant process! My experience with them so far has definitely been worth the extra penny! Clagett Periodontics is the place to go for quality care!!

- Majestee H

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Very professional and very helpful in a very timely manner.

- Joe M

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Dr. Clagett did an incredible job with my implant. He talked me through the entire procedure and he was extremely patient with me when I had questions. His staff is just as professional and courteous as he is. I have had a few visits with Dr. Clagett and his staff ensured that my care was foremost. I have already recommended Dr. Clagett to others.

- Donald H

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From the minute I walked in the door, everyone made me feel welcome and always explained what they were doing. Dr. Clagett was very professional but personable meeting with me before I even sat in the chair. During the examination, he carefully explained the results of what he found and was very helpful in sharing pertinent information. I would definitely recommend them.

- Peggy F

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From the minute you walk in you are greeted with a smile and helpfulness. Everything is explained in detail.. they take the time with you. I didn't feel a thing during my procedure. Just a super Professional Dentist, and he is so kind. I will return here again!!!

- Renee O

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Dr Clagett is very friendly and pleasant to work with,It was an amazing experience,staff is well trained and professional will come back and recommend to all my friends and family.

- Elvira S

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I highly recommend Dr Clagett Dentistry as the best place to go for implants. Along with the Dr Clagett being highly professional, his staff was courteous and pleasant! A very clean office and scheduling was an ease. FIVE STARS to this office!!!

- Ruth Ann S S

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I was really nervous,but Dr Clagett and staff totally put me at ease. Very professional staff. The implant process was pain free. I would recommend Dr Clagett to anyone needing implants

- Lori A

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Had tooth removed for eventual implant. Was somewhat apprehensive at it had been YEARS since I had had a tooth pulled, but to my relief, the procedure was painless and took less time than anticipated. Dr. Clagett thoroughly explained the possible outcomes and kept me informed as he progresses through the procedure. He and his staff were very courteous, conscientious; made me feel very comfortable and confident n their professionalism. Having been a patient of Dr. Ryan's grandfather and father, had no doubt I would be treated with the utmost care. Needless to say, my faith was confirmed as the legacy of excellent dental care continues.

- Dana W

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I was really dreading this procedure. Absolutely painless, and it was over in a short period of time. This procedure was a breeze! if I have to have this procedure done again I'll know where to go.

- Virginia H

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Dr Claggett was very fair in setting expectations. The procedure required multiple visits and communication was fair and open throughout the process.

- Martha G

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I worn upper dentures for years They were fairly comfortable but very annoying . I never wanted anyone to see me without them exspecial my grand children . It was not long before my gums were red and bleeding were the denture touched. after a visit to my dentist he referred me to Dr Clagett Dr Clagett was very informative about my choices and was very interested in what I wanted . His plan of care was to take care of my gum disease and do 3 implants Which would do away with my dentures . I was very reluctant to do implants But after we talked about what was involved and what would happen My husband and I decide to do implants I am now very happy with my decision . I had to do a healing process but I am very happy about how it turned out . My month feels very healthy and I can smile with out worry that my teeth are in . Best of all my grandkids have told me they love my smile

- Linda W

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I highly recommend Dr. Claggett and his staff to anyone who needs periodontic work. They are top-notch, very professional, very friendly, and always on time! It was a great experience.

- Rickey B

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Fit me into his schedule at a moments notice and had to take different steps due to Medical issues and couldn't ask for better results! I am extremely pleased.

- Nikki B

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I entered this procedure hesitantly and not expecting positive results. I am totally satisfied and 100% happy with my implant. Also, I have been extremely impressed with all the staff and the scheduling procedures. I highly recommend Dr. Clagett!

- Myra C

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Great staff and great care.

- Cathy M

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I am always pleased with the care provided by Dr Claggett and his wounderful staff.

- Mary C

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Great. They have always given the best care. Will continue to come and would recommend to anyone. Dr Ryan is great and they have such a wonderful staff.

- Terri M

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Very pleased with procedure outcome. Everyone is helpful and goes above and beyond to provide best care and follow ups.

- Sharon H

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