Smiling has a magical effect that tricks the brain into making us feel happier and lifting our mood. However, if you’re missing one or more teeth, you may feel the need to hide your once joyful smile. At Buckhead Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we want you to feel comfortable in your own smile so you can proudly show it off for the whole world to see. Our tooth implant procedure is essentially a permanent solution to a missing tooth. A tooth implant, or dental implant, is made up of a small metal post that fits into your jawbone with a realistic porcelain crown fitted securely on top.
A missing tooth is one of the main reasons why a tooth implant procedure is right for you. However, there are other important factors you want to take into consideration when deciding on whether or not you should get a tooth implant.
You Want to Protect the Rest of Your Mouth
Appearance isn’t the only issue when it comes to missing teeth. When you lose a tooth, your jawbone begins to deteriorate. Overtime, if a significant number of teeth are lost, a large part of the jawbone will become useless and your cheeks will give off a sunken appearance. Filling a space in your mouth with a tooth implant keeps this from happening. Tooth implants help to prevent jawbone deterioration by simulating the role of a root in the jawbone, so the jawbone no longer loses its function.
Your Dentures are Uncomfortable
In some cases, a tooth implant can be used to make dentures fit better. Snap-on dentures consist of small tooth implants that go directly into the jawbone. Tiny pieces of metal protrude over the gumline so your dentures can snap securely into place. Adding tooth implants means you no longer have to deal with uncomfortable loose dentures and can instead go about living your life feeling secure and confident.
You are Missing Teeth
If you’ve lost a tooth due to trauma or decay, it can be a devastating experience, especially if the missing tooth is in a prominent spot in your mouth. A tooth implant procedure is the perfect option to seamlessly fill in the space left by the missing tooth and return your smile to normal. Since a tooth implant is permanently anchored to your jawbone you receive a natural looking tooth that blends in beautifully with the rest of your teeth.
If you’re missing several teeth, a bridge is created to help fill in the gap. A tooth implant is placed on both ends of the area of the gum that is missing teeth and the bridge is stretched between both implants. This provides you with a gorgeous full mouth of teeth.
Schedule Your Tooth Implant Consultation Today
At Buckhead Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we know how important a healthy and beautiful smile is to your life. If you’re unhappy with any aspect of your smile, let us help you achieve the look you’re going for while giving you the very best in oral health. Our tooth implant procedure is a pain-free experience that will leave you with beautiful, natural looking teeth you won’t be able to stop smiling about.
Contact us today at 404-400-0400 to learn more about our tooth implant procedure so we can get you on the path to lifechanging results.