What are Dental Implants and other Frequently Asked Questions
You need to replace one or more teeth and we understand you have many questions about dental implants. Let us see if we can help.
What are Dental Implants?
A Dental Implant is a piece of titanium with the shape of a natural tooth that is placed on your jaw bone and serve as foundation to replace one or more teeth.
What is Implant Dentistry?
Implant Dentistry is a branch of Prosthodontics dedicated to the science of teeth replacement using dental implants as a foundation, support and/or retention. See some smiles helped by Implant Dentistry
Who is the best dentist to do Dental Implants?
You are not looking for dental implants, you are really looking for a teeth solution that allows you to Smile, Chew and Speak naturally and confidently again. Under that rationale, the dental implant process should start with the end on mind. A surgically trained prosthodontist is the ideal provider to suit your needs. He will plan what is the best prosthetic option (implant denture, implant brigde, implant crown) for your particular case and then develop the foundation for it using dental implants.
I am missing more than one tooth, can I still have dental implants?
If you are missing one or more teeth, the best option to replace them involve dental implants. You should know, that you do not need one implant per missing tooth. Schedule a consultation today!
How safe is a dental implant and what is the process to get a dental Implant?
Dental implants are a very safe when done by a properly trained expert.
The process starts with proper diagnosis including models, radiographs and CT scan to determine the proper position and measure the amount of bone available to receive an implant. After proper planning, the surgery is very safe, done under local anesthesia and with complications in less than 2% of the cases. Most of the patients do not swell or report mild pain after the procedure. Once the implant is placed, an appropriate time to heal between 3 to 6 months is required.
Are all implants the same?
All dental implants are not the same, the can vary in shape, surface treatment, type of connection, material and brand. Most commonly used implants nowadays are made of titanium and have the shape of an artificial root to which a crown or prosthesis can be connected to. At our Dental Implant Center at Georgia Prosthodontics uses the highest quality dental implants, ensuring you the best outcome possible with longest durability.
Will I need a bone graft with my implant?
Bone grafts are needed on case by case basis, depending on the amount of jaw bone loss either at the time of tooth extraction or due to bone atrophy. During your consultation we will review in detail your plan to avoid unnecessary bone grafts. Book your appointment today!
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