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Posted on: November 9, 2014
For a Great New Smile, Explore Your Dental Implant Options
You don’t have to miss out on life just because you’re missing a few teeth. Modern dental implants can replace everything from single teeth to entire missing arches. Titanium implants, which are lightweight, strong and biocompatible, have been used since the 1970s with great success and can replace almost any missing tooth. If there isn’t enough bone to support an implant, grafts or procedures to generate bone are often possible. Implants are placed into your jawbone below the gum. After the area heals, and the implant attaches to the living bone, an abutment extension is added. This will eventually hold the completed permanent crown, which is custom-made to match your natural teeth. Benefits of Dental Implant Surgery
- Implants allow you to eat your favorite foods again.
- They are the only proven method of preventing bone loss due to missing teeth, which leads to the appearance of premature aging.
- Implant-supported prosthetic devices are proven to increase comfort.
- Unlike standard dental bridge placement, the implantation process does not involve disturbing or weakening healthy, adjacent teeth.
- Implants look virtually identical to natural teeth.
Implant-Supported Dentures and More Various types of implant procedures can address your specific needs. The same implantation process used for replacing single teeth can also be used on multiple teeth to provide support for custom bridges. It ensures stability while halting bone loss. Implant treatment options also include both fixed and removable implant dentures. To replace all lower teeth with a full lower denture, five or more implants are placed to provide support. Six or more can anchor a full upper denture. Existing dentures can be altered so that they can be worn during the healing process. Removable dentures snap or clip into place and can be removed for cleaning. Fixed dentures can only be removed by your dentist. Get the Best Dental Implants for Your Smile If you’re in good health, and maintain great oral hygiene, you may be a perfect candidate for implants. Consult a qualified implant dentist today to learn more about your options. To learn about our family dentistry practice in Atlanta, call today at or make an appointment. Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At , we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at .