Losing your teeth is a big deal. There are many reasons why you might lose your teeth, including gum disease and facial trauma. Tooth loss causes several issues, whether you have lost only one tooth or you have lost several. In addition to impacting your smile, tooth loss can cause issues eating and speaking. Tooth loss also impacts the health of your jawbone, leading to bone loss. At North Atlanta Family Dentistry, we can provide treatment for missing teeth with dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Traditionally, missing teeth have been replaced using bridges or dentures. Today, however, you have additional options. While the dental implants have technically been around for thousands of years, modern dental implants are the result of an accidental discovery made in the 1950s. Implants use small titanium posts, which are placed in your jawbone with a surgical procedure. A gradual process called osseointegration occurs. This is the process during which your jawbone fuses to the posts, stabilizing them within your jaw. The posts then become strong, secure roots that provide support for your dental restorations.
Meeting a Variety of Needs
Implants are incredibly versatile and can be used to meet some different needs. There are many different types of dental implants.
Placing implants is done with a surgical procedure. After administering a local anesthetic and providing sedation, small incisions are made in your gums. This provides us with access to your jawbone. Holes are drilled into your jaw, and the implant posts are placed directly inside. Your gums are sutured closed, and temporary teeth are set into place. After you have healed, your final dental restorations are designed, created, and placed.
What Are the Benefits of Implants?
There are many dental implants associated with dental implants.
Drawbacks of Dental Implants
While implants provide many implants, there are a few drawbacks as well.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, and if they are the right solution for you, call North Atlanta Family Dentistry at (470) 387-0500 to schedule your appointment today.