Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss for a variety of reasons including gum disease, decay and injury. Unlike traditional bridges and dentures which sit on the gums, dental implants actually replace tooth roots. They provide a strong foundation for both permanent and removable replacement teeth. Implants offer great advantages including better appearance, speech, comfort, eating and self esteem, in addition to durability and convenience.
Implants are fused to your jawbone, therefore providing stable support for your artificial teeth. Bridges and dentures mounted on implants will not slip or shift in your mouth. To be a candidate for implants, you need healthy gums and enough bone to support an implant. A commitment to excellent oral hygiene is also necessary. There are various types of implants including:
This type of implant is surgically placed directly into the jaw bone. After the tissue has healed from this surgery, a second surgery is necessary to connect a post to the implant. Your artificial tooth or teeth will then be attached to the post.
Using small titanium implants inside your jaw bone to replace the root of a missing tooth, we can offer a full upper or lower set of replacement teeth with ONLY four implants. Because the implants we use are made of titanium, it will fuse to your existing bone and actually function as part of it. Ultimately, your dental implants will become a part of your jawbone and act as a long-lasting, strong foundation for your perfect new teeth!
Are you looking for the best possible way to replace missing teeth? Call us today at (678) 967-0972 to schedule an appointment and learn more about dental implants.