Process of receiving implants in dental clinic located in Kennesaw, GA
By Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley
At32 Dental, we offer patients in the Cobb County area ways to enhance their smiles, especially when faced with tooth loss. Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley are dedicated professionals who provide general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry for patients in and around the community of Kennesaw, GA. Some patients are interested in visiting a clinic that offers top-of-the-line tooth replacement options including dental implants. Learning about the process of obtaining this and other restorative solutions done right in our office during a consultation appointment with our team.
What are dental implants?
First, it is essential that patients learn what dental implants are, and how they work in restoring the smile’s function and appearance. Implants are titanium posts used by Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley to act as natural tooth roots. They are placed into the bone of the jaw and then restored over the top in a variety of ways. Dental implants can:
Hold dentures firmly in place
Provide an anchor for placing dental bridges
Be restored over the abutment with a crown to replace a single tooth
These restorations are versatile, making them a smart option for patients in many different dental situations.
What is the process of obtaining a dental implant?
Before considering implants, patients need to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Lan Vo or Dr. Sean Breckley to determine if they are right for them. During this consultation appointment, there will be a physical evaluation of the smile. Additionally, patients may undergo a series of x-rays, which allow the dentist to see the bone structure of the jaw. This is done to make sure the procedure will be successful. The best candidates for dental implants are patients who have sufficient bone structure to keep the implant in place. Without enough bone, patients may need to consider other options, or speak to our team about the advantages of bone grafting. This will prepare the bone of the jaw for the placement of an implant in the future. Once patients decide to move forward with dental implants, x-rays are used for the dentists to plan out the placement of the implants in the jaw to ensure the most effective results. Then, oral surgery is planned. Oral surgery is performed in our practice with proper anesthetics and sedation. The implant is placed into the bone and the gum tissue is sutured around the implant. Then a temporary crown is placed over the abutment as a short-term solution while the implant heals. This can take several weeks, as a process called osseointegration needs to occur. Osseointegration is the growth of the bone around the implant to keep it firmly in place. Once this happens, a final, permanent restoration can be put in place to complete the process.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Patients choose dental implants for various reasons, but the primary benefit of dental implants is the ability to achieve a long-term solution for missing teeth. These restorations last a lifetime when patients maintain their routine dental visits and keep their smile healthy. Implants are one of the strongest, most stable tooth replacement options, and they can be a great solution for patients seeking a low-maintenance treatment for missing teeth. During a consultation appointment, patients will be evaluated to see if they are candidates for implants, or if they need to consider other solutions.
Schedule an appointment today!
If you want to learn about the process of obtaining dental implants, or just want to ask professionals in a local practice about whether or not you are a candidate for placement, we encourage you to book a visit with our team at 32 Dental. Our dentists, Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley, can provide you with the information you need to decide if dental implants can help in restoring your smile effectively. Book an appointment at one of our two locations by calling (770) 423-1132. We have a practice at 600 Chastain Road, NW, Suite 422, and another office at 1725 Dennis Kemp Lane. Visit our practice today and discuss this and many other solutions available for repairing the smile after tooth loss.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Breckly are absolutely fantastic! Never worry about another painful trip to the dentist if you are going to see them. They make sure you are never in any pain throughout the entire procedure. I just had my wisdom teeth removed and Dr. Vo did a fabulous job, as always. I had four impacted wisdom teeth and they were out before I knew it. I was up and eating solid food the very same day, and could have been back at work if I needed to. My stitches fell out within a few days and everything healed up much faster than any of my friends who saw other doctors. I stayed awake for the procedure, and I would say that it definitely is much better than being put to sleep. It has a faster heal time and less discomfort. My face honestly didn't even swell. I've gone to Dr. Vo and Breckly for minor things before and they have always been amazing, but after my great experience with something more major, I know they are by far the two of the best dentists, I have ever seen.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Berkley are the ONLY dentists we see. Dr. Vos taken care of my parents, my husband, our daughter and son, and myself for the past 7 years. We love the care and the personal relationship she establishes with her patients. She takes the time to get to know us, our families, our dental concerns, which is NOT the usual in the business.Thank you for everything. Dr. Berkley is very attentive and gently with my children. We came in for a cleaning yesterday and they did great under his medical care. The staff is extremely professional and willing to help. Amazing team. If you have been afraid of the dentist, check them out and theyll change your mind about dentistry.
My family and I love Dr. Vo. I would suggest this practice to anyone who wants a dentist and staff that truly care about your health and will go above and beyond the typical dentist. I followed Dr. Vo from a previous office, and although this office is farther away, it is worth it because of how caring the staff is.
Switched to 32 dental after Dr. Breckley left Dr. Goetees practice. Great staff, and nice space. They use the latest technologies and have K cups in the waiting room!
Dr. Vo is fantastic. She is patient, knowledgeable, and excellent at her job, and most importantly, she takes time to answer your questions and explain any concerns she has about your teeth, so you really know what\'s going on. It inspires me to take better care of my teeth. By far, she is the best dentist I have been been to, and I highly recommend her. No more of those dime-a-dozen dentists for me!