A beautiful smile builds confidence and gives you a boost to better interact with the world. Losing a tooth due to decay, time, or an accident is a traumatic experience that reduces self-confidence and creates discomfort.
If this happens to you, don’t waste time hiding a toothless smile or suffer through difficulty eating your meals. With dental implants in Atlanta, we give you a practical and permanent solution to this age-old problem.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is essentially a durable titanium screw that mimics the natural root of your tooth. For more than half a century, orthopedic surgeons used titanium screws for joint reconstruction and bone fracture repairs, which in turn inspired their use by dentists. Your dental implant process takes anywhere from 3 to 6 months, depending on the location and number of implants needed. Your dental implant will feel and look completely natural as if you never lost a tooth.
What Is the Tooth Implant Procedure?
The process starts when we welcome you into our office for a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. Implants are best suited for missing, extracted teeth or hopeless and terminal teeth or if we need additional retention for removable/fixed appliances.
During your consultation, you can expect the following steps:
- Our implant specialist will examine the health of your gums, medical history, and density of the jaw bone to ensure that you are a dental implant candidate by utilizing 2D & 3D imaging and all the supporting photos and x-rays. When you are approved for the procedure, we schedule the next earliest day for you to begin the process.
- During your first visit, we make sure you are entirely comfortable and at ease before we place the implants.
- Once the dental implants have healed, we then use the appropriate implant-related accessories to create a customized crown to either screw into your implant or become cemented to the implant via an adaptor called an abutment. This is achieved by taking impressions of the implants post healing and capturing the shape of the implant and the soft gingival tissue around it for the optimal fit of the final crown.
Are There Same Day Dental Implants in Atlanta?
In some cases, you can’t wait several months for the completion of your implant. We provide same-day dental implants if you are a qualifying candidate. With this option, the implant is placed, and the temporary crown is delivered in a single one day step. Many prefer the speed and convenience of the same-day option. The same day option allows for no interruption in the appearance of their smile. We want to help you find the procedure that works best for your lifestyle, so we go over all the relevant details during your first consultation.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants in Atlanta?
Aside from giving you back your beautiful smile; dental implants help protect the integrity of your bite. When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth naturally start to migrate into that space. This movement throws off your bite leading to headaches, pain while chewing, and other issues. Your jawbone can even begin to atrophy or waste away when back molars are missing. Dental implants have the advantage of stopping crowding and atrophy from happening, giving you a full smile and a healthy mouth.
Are Dental Implants Better Than Removable Appliances?
Dental implants offer key advantages compared to other treatments for missing teeth. Other cosmetic solutions can interrupt your daily life since you have to take them in and out of your mouth when eating or sleeping. Dental implants are fixed and feel exactly like your natural teeth. Dental implants allow you to eat comfortably without any moving around, popping out, or just feeling unnatural and without speech and phonetic restrictions as other resources have.
In some instances, we use implants for patients who have multiple missing teeth and want to maximize the use of available treatment resources without adhesives. We place the implants in such a way that they are easily and comfortably snapped onto the removable pieces already in our patient’s mouth..
Dental implants are not just for a single missing tooth. Dental implants are an option for patients that are missing multiple or all of their teeth. A hybrid implant bridge allows you to eat whatever your heart desires and functions as if your natural teeth are still in place.
Do Dental Implants Look Natural?
Dental implants look completely natural and fit in beautifully with the rest of your teeth. We use our artistry skills to give you a close replica to the teeth you’re missing, not create noticeably false ones in their place. We construct a mold of your mouth or use 3D imaging software to form an exact model of your teeth. We also allow you to opt for customizations to make your implants look even more natural and fitting for you. We go beyond studying your surrounding teeth to make sure your implants blend in seamlessly. We examine your gum contour, shape, shade, and overall bite to make sure everything feels natural and your new implants are flawless.
A gorgeous smile is essential for your spirit and overall excellent oral health. If you’re missing a tooth, you deserve the chance to have it fixed. We welcome you into our office to discuss your options and see how we can help return your smile and confidence. For the best dental implants in Atlanta, contact us today at 404-400-0400 or www.buckheaddentistry.com to explore dental implants to bring you life-changing results.