Douglasville Dental Implants
When you lose a tooth, a dental implant may be needed to replace the tooth, root and crown. Implants are a highly beneficial and affordable way to restore your smile.
At West Georgia Family Dentistry, you are important to us. Knowing each individual well helps us develop a personally customized treatment plan for you, including dental implants. Here’s how the implant process works.
What Dental Implants Are & How They’re Placed
Dental implants are anchors that permanently support replacement teeth. They’re secure and durable and can be cleaned and cared for much like your natural teeth. The artificial teeth, called crowns, are custom made to match your smile and fit properly in your mouth.
The purpose of an implant is to replace a tooth while preserving your bite strength. Dentures provide only a fraction of your bite strength while implants can preserve 80-100% of it. Implants also reinforce your jawbone, preventing your teeth from drifting and the jaw bone from degrading.
The procedure requires a titanium root be fitted into your jaw to replace the lost tooth's root. Once the implant is anchored into the bone, the bone around the implant requires six weeks to six months of healing. Once the bone has healed, a support post and replacement tooth is anchored to the implant.
While dental implants can be a little pricey up front, they’re one of the most money savvy ways to fix your smile in the long term. It's the closest thing to having your natural tooth/teeth back.
The only thing is not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants. You have to have healthy bone tissue in your mouth and jaw, a prerequisite for a successful procedure.
Put Your Smile In Good Hands in Douglasville
We are a caring, friendly team of dental professionals committed to providing a comfortable dental experience. We take time to talk and answer questions. We explain procedures, what they will do for your smile and how much it will cost. We take the time to be gentle. Our friendly staff and relaxing environment will put you at ease.
Have questions or need to schedule an appointment? Call us at (770) 949-1680 or go online and fill out our contact form. We look forward to helping you love your smile.