Gentle Dental Care
General Dentistry & Dental Implants located in Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Severely discolored, decaying, or missing teeth don’t have to define your smile. At Gentle Dental Care in Midtown Atlanta and Dunwoody, Georgia, a team of experts can replace your missing teeth and restore your natural smile through innovative dental implants. Call the office or book an appointment online today to learn more about the benefits of dental implants.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are metal posts inside your jawbone that act as artificial tooth roots for dentures, crowns, or bridges.
Because dental implants are surgically placed into your gum tissue and jawbone, they provide secure support for artificial teeth.
Unlike dental bridges or dentures, implants feel just as natural as the rest of your teeth because they can’t shift inside your mouth.
In addition, dental implants don’t need to be attached to surrounding teeth like bridges do, so your adjacent teeth require no serious preparation for your missing tooth replacement.
Why would I need a dental implant?
If you have missing, decaying, or severely discolored teeth, a dental implant may be the perfect option for you.
While dental bridges and dentures may need to be replaced every 5-10 years, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, dental implants are built to last a lifetime.
Dental implants may be right for you if you have:
- Missing teeth
- A severely discolored or decayed tooth
- A healthy jawbone
- Healthy gums
A strong jaw and healthy gums are needed to properly support dental implants, so talk to your dentist about your implant options before making any decisions.
What can I expect from the dental implant process?
The dental implant procedure is typically performed in several stages, and it may take months before your implants start feeling like the rest of your natural teeth.
There are several types of dental implants your dentist might recommend: single- and two-stage dental implants differ in how many visits are required, and endosteal/endosseous and subperiosteal implants differ in how the implant is attached to the jawbone.
Gentle Dental Care is associated with a large dental implant center, allowing the team to offer the best implants available for your lifestyle.
Once you and your dentist decide that dental implants are the best option for you, your teeth are prepped for the procedure; any damaged teeth are removed. Your dentist determines whether your jawbone requires a bone graft to support the dental implants.
The dental implant then is surgically installed in your gum tissue and jawbone. After the procedure is over, it takes several months for your mouth to heal. Finally, your dentist creates a mold of your teeth and jawbone to fit you for your new artificial teeth.
Call or book an appointment online today to see if dental implants are the right option for you.