in Atlanta, GA
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically fused into the jawbone. They act as roots for replacement teeth. With dental implants, you don’t have to worry about your dentures coming out or slipping. No more adhesives are needed to keep your dentures in place. Replacement teeth supported by dental implants are sturdy and feel like your natural teeth.
In addition to being sturdy, dental implants keep the missing tooth bone area intact and healthy because the dental implant is inserted into that area. With removable partial dentures or regular bridges, the bone starts to deteriorate because it no longer has anything to hold in place. Bone deterioration can shift your remaining teeth causing more problems.
A dental implant could be a better alternative to a bridge due to the fact that an implant does not require any cutting or filing down of natural teeth. You’ll need enough bone in the missing tooth area to have the dental implant inserted. If not, a bone grafting procedure may be necessary.
If you’re missing two or more adjacent teeth, an implant-supported bridge may be necessary. With an implant-supported bridge, an implant is placed in each missing tooth area. This differs from a regular bridge in that they don’t rely on any natural teeth for support.
After the implants are placed in your jaw, it will take anywhere from five to eight months for the implants and bone to bond. Before the denture or bridge is placed on the dental implants, connecting pieces (called abutments) are attached to the implants. The dentures or bridges are the snapped on to the abutments. The dental implant procedure takes longer than the other procedures, but you’ll have a mouth full of natural feeling teeth.
Our prices are extremely competitive. There is no set price for a dental implant. Each patient is unique and requires different care. Dental implants cost more than conventional dentures and regular bridges, but they last longer. Conventional dentures need to be replaced every five to eight years. Regular bridges need to be replaced every seven to ten years. Dental implants can last a lifetime.
Come in today for a consultation. Our Atlanta dentists will give you an exam, review and discuss the x-rays taken of your teeth, diagnose your condition, and give you dental treatment options from the most economical to the best and everywhere in between.