Dental implants are a great way to fix problems associated with missing teeth. Implants essentially serve as artificial roots for the new tooth. Many of our patients also choose implant-supported dentures to provide extra security and support for loose dentures.
Regardless of the reason for getting implants, we know you will love your new smile created by Lifetime Smiles in Johns Creek, GA.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants fuse with the existing bone in order to act as the new tooth. Because of the fusing process (osseointegration), implants are a fairly permanent restorative dentistry solution.
After the dental implant is placed underneath the gum and it is fused with the bone, we will customize an abutment. The abutment will get placed on top of the implant. Then a natural-looking dental crown will get placed on top of the abutment to complete the process.
After the implants procedure, Dr. Forester will provide post-operative instructions. These instructions will aid in effective and successful healing from oral surgery. Soon you will have a beautiful smile (with no gaps from missing teeth).
Advantages of Dental Implants
- One tooth or several teeth can be replaced with dental implants.
- Dental implants will look very similar to the natural teeth. No one will even notice you have them!
- Loose fitting dentures can be made more secure by using dental implants to anchor them into place.
- Many patients believe that implants feel and look much better than traditional bridges or dentures.
- Implants can be used to provide extra support for one or more teeth, full dentures, partial dentures, or dental bridges.
- Implants have a long life span compared to other restorative dentistry services.
- Implants can aid in the prevention of bone loss.
Dental Implants Versus Dentures
Many patients choose dental implants versus dentures. With implants, patients do not have to worry about the sunken-in look that often accompanies dentures. That is because implants look and function as the natural teeth. Your smile will look aesthetically pleasing once again.
Also, those with implants do not have to deal with messy denture adhesives. Taking care of implants is easy—just treat them as you would your natural teeth, brushing and flossing as usual.