When you lose a tooth or if you have a tooth that is badly decayed that it needs to come out, you don’t have to worry because it can be replaced. Here at Optima Dental, we care about the quality of your smile, and that is why we offer several possible replacement options for your missing tooth. But perhaps the best solution we have for this issue are dental implants.
Just What Are Dental Implants?
When you need a replacement for a missing tooth, many dentists recommend a dental bridge which uses the adjacent teeth as anchor for your replacement teeth. For dentures, you’re fitted with a line of replacement teeth that sits on your gums. Both of these methods use removable replacement teeth.
But with dental implants, you get a fixed set of replacements for your missing teeth. When you visit our Lawrenceville, Georgia dental clinic, we will first check to see if you’re a candidate for dental implants. We’ll need to confirm that you have enough jawbone density to hold an implant. Then one of our highly qualified dentists will insert a titanium screw that will go through your gum and into the jawbone. We use titanium because the human body responds very well with this particular metal.
We will then need to wait for a few months for the titanium screw to fuse with the bone and heal. Afterwards, we can place a crown over it to serve as a replacement for your tooth, while the titanium screw functions as the root of your new tooth.
We can also use the dental implant to support your new dentures, if you’ve lost a row of teeth. Unlike regular dentures, these new teeth do not need to be removed regularly to give your gums a chance to recover.
Benefits of Dental Implants
One great advantage of dental implants is that they are extremely comfortable in your mouth. Most of our patients rate dentures a 4 or a 5 on a comfort scale of 1 to 10. But they rate dental implants a 9. Implants simply feel natural inside the mouth. They feel right. There’s no weird feeling, no bulky sensation, and no speech impediment to worry about.
Another advantage of these dental implants is that they’re fixed. And that means you won’t have to worry about accidentally dislodging them while you’re trying to impress someone on your first date or selling a product to a potential customer. You don’t need to feel any anxiety about accidentally dislodging them when you sneeze, cough, or suddenly laugh out loud.
You can take care of dental implants just as you would your natural teeth. And like your natural teeth, these implants also give sufficient pressure on the jawbone to preserve bone density.
If you’re considering dental implants as replacement for your missing teeth, give us a call at (770) 225-5101.We can check if you are a suitable candidate for implants and if we can put them in to replace your missing teeth. Nothing compares to your natural teeth, but dental implants are the next best thing. Contact Optima Dental today and let’s help bring back that beautiful smile on your face.