Dental Implants in Austell, Georgia
Replace Missing Teeth with Safe & Durable Dental Implants
We offer restorative dentistry at Austell Dental Associates, including
dental implants. The ramifications of having missing, damaged, decayed,
or injured teeth can be devastating without prompt treatment. Without
healthy teeth, you may face ramifications on your diet, your speech, not
to mention your self-confidence. In fact, missing teeth can impact your
overall quality of life.
Dental implants are the best way to replace natural teeth. The implants
have two main parts: the titanium screw surgically placed in the gums
to mimic a natural tooth root, and the crown above the gumline that functions
just like a natural tooth. A dental implant can be used to replace one
tooth or multiple teeth, with the use of an implant-supported dental bridge
that fuses multiple crowns together, anchored by one or more screws. For
patients needing full-mouth dental implants, 4 screws are usually required
for the dental bridge on the top teeth, or 3 screws to support a bridge
on the bottom teeth. This is because the lower jawbone is generally stronger.
Many patients prefer dental implants over alternative tooth replacement
options like dentures. The reasons why are obvious. Dental implants provide
patients with incredible relief in several ways, and don’t involve
the discomfort of dentures. The screw underneath the gums in dental implants
also helps to slow the shrinking of bone and gum tissue, which dentures
do not do because they don’t stimulate the jawbone in the same way.
Another bonus of dental implants is that they look and function just like
normal teeth, and patients can clean their teeth in the same way as they
would their natural teeth.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
You may want to consider dental implants if:
- You have one or more missing teeth.
- Your jawbone is substantial enough to secure implants, or you are able
to have a bone graft to replace missing bone if your jawbone isn’t
thick enough or is too soft.
- You have healthy oral tissues.
- Your overall health is good and you don’t have any condition that
could impact bone healing.
- You have a speech problem that might be improved with dental implants.
- You don’t want to wear dentures.
- You are willing to follow your doctor’s instructions and commit to
a process that takes several months to complete.
- You don’t use tobacco products.
During your appointment at Austell Dental Associates, your dentist will
check your teeth and gums to determine whether you are a good candidate
for dental implants. Your dentist will review your dental X-rays and review
your medical history to come up with the best treatment plan for you,
tailored to your situation.
The Process of Getting Dental Implants
Getting dental implants is a process that takes time and must be done in several stages. From your first consultation
through the placement of a crown, dental implant treatment usually takes
about 6 months to complete. The process involves a series of appointments
to extract any damaged teeth, then the jawbone must be prepped for surgery
with a bone graft, and then the abutment is placed before the crown is
attached and the dental implant treatment is complete.
What Will My Results Look Like After Getting Dental Implants?
Dental implants look very natural, as the porcelain crown(s) blends in
flawlessly with the surrounding teeth. The reason so many patients prefer
dental implants to dentures is because they are more comfortable and have
a very high success rate of about 98%, especially when performed by a
competent dentist whose patient is compliant with instructions. For those
whose implants fail, it could be from the jawbone failing to fuse to the
metal implant, or if the patient is a smoker, this can contribute to implant
failure. You can make your dental work and remaining natural teeth stand
the test of time if you practice good oral hygiene. This helps keep your
natural teeth, artificial teeth, and gums in good condition.
Contact our Dentists for Experienced Restorative Dentistry
We have served patients for decades in the Austell area, and our dental
staff are dedicated to providing top-quality, friendly service. When you
choose to receive dental care at our office, you can count on us to make
you feel as comfortable as possible. If you are interested in requesting
more information about dental implants or our
payment plans, contact us today.
Reach our office
by calling (770) 467-3888 today! Se habla español.