How you can benefit from a dental implant in Georgia
Your teeth could be described as codependent. They rely on each other for support and stability. When one is lost and not replaced, it can result in serious damage to the aesthetics of your smile and your oral health.
Over time, your teeth will start to drift into the gap. This can result in pockets that can trap plaque and are difficult to keep clean, possibly causing cavities and gum disease. As your teeth continue to shift, they can become loose; this can ultimately result in the loss of more teeth.
Dental implants are a great option for restoring the aesthetics of you smile while protecting your oral health. Dr. Vo has devoted many hours to continuing education, studying dental implants. She uses this knowledge to provide her patients with the best possible dental care.
The dental implant procedure involves the placement of small titanium posts into the jawbone. The process is simple and patients compare any discomfort they may feel when it is completed with that of having a tooth extracted. Once the implant is placed, the jawbone will fuse to it during a process called osseointegration. The final step of the implant procedure is to place the restoration. Implants can be topped with a crown when replacing a single tooth, a fixed dental bridge can be placed on a pair of them, or several can be used to stabilize an implant-supported denture.
Although fixed dental bridges and partial dentures can replace missing teeth and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting, they cannot prevent bone loss. This can only be accomplished with the placement of dental implants. Because a dental implant is an artificial tooth root, it stimulates the jawbone like your natural tooth did, maintaining both form and density. Without the stimulation, you can lose 25 percent of the width of the bone in the first year. You will also notice a dramatic decrease in height over the next few years.
Dental implants are one of the most popular restoration methods for Georgia residents because they preserve oral health, improve the aesthetics of the smile, and can last a lifetime. To find out if they are the perfect solution for you call 32 Dental at 770-423-1132 and schedule your appointment.