Losing one or many of your teeth can be a traumatic and devastating experience. In addition to profoundly compromising your desire to smile, tooth loss may impair your ability to speak and eat, potentially affecting your nutritional health.
Tooth loss may occur due to several factors, including gum disease. Patients with periodontal disease have a higher risk of tooth loss if they are:
- Over the age of 35
- Prior or current tobacco user
- Inconsistent with brushing or flossing
- Not seeing a dentist regularly
- Suffering from other health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, or high blood pressure
Tooth loss may also be caused by aging, injuries, accidents, and decay.
At 32 Dental, serving patients from Marietta, Kennesaw, and surrounding GA communities, Dr. Lan Vo and Dr. Sean Breckley offer patients several options to restore their smiles, such as dental implants, crowns, and bridges.
Implants replace the roots of missing teeth. Small posts are secured into the jawbone and bond to the bone over a period of time. Made of titanium, they create a strong foundation and keep a patient’s facial structure from sagging. They also strengthen the jaw to retain healthy teeth surrounding them. Once the implant is fused into the jaw, a natural looking replacement tooth, or crown, is attached to the implant.
Also known as a cap, dental crowns may be used to cover a damaged or misshapen tooth or in conjunction with a dental implant. Crowns look and feel like natural teeth and are matched in color to be virtually undetectable.
As the name would imply, dental bridges span the gap caused by the loss of one or more teeth. They are comprised of several crowns, which are held in place by implants or remaining healthy teeth.
Drs. Vo and Breckley understand how important your healthy smile is to your emotional, oral, and physical well-being. The benefits of restoration procedures such as dental implants, crowns, bridges, or a combination of treatments, include:
- Improved self-esteem, confidence, and appearance
- Restoring the shape and fullness of your face
- Supporting remaining teeth and keeping them in place
- Restoring your ability to speak clearly
- Improving your ability to eat comfortably and nutritiously
For more information about whether or not dental implants, crowns, and bridges are a solution for your dental concerns, contact our professional staff at (770) 423-1132 today. 32 Dental is conveniently located in Kennesaw, GA, at 600 Chastain Road Northwest.