When inadequate space in the jaw prevents teeth from erupting, they are called impacted teeth. This indicates their inability to erupt into the proper position for chewing and cleaning.
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.
Dr. Kevin Stockton attended the University of Louisville and received his undergraduate degree in 1988. He graduated with honors from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1992.
Dr. Gabe Hostalet attended the University of Illinois for his undergraduate education. He then attended the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, where he graduated with honors in 2000.
Dr. Jared Shelton completed his undergraduate studies at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.