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.
A graduate from the Temple University School of Dentistry and Susquehanna University, Dr. Sean Breckley is an established professional in the field of dentistry. He is a firm believer of contributing to the community and ensuring his patients receive the best possible dental care. Whilst maintaining his professionalism, Dr. Breckley takes time to get to know his patients and make sure they are comfortable and at ease to avoid any unnecessary dental anxiety and stress. He is presently a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program.
About Dr. Lan Vo
A graduate from the University of California-Irvine and Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Lan Vo is a highly skilled and resourceful dentist in the field of professional dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program whilst maintaining a certification with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Vo is very people-oriented and is a favorite amongst children and commands a great deal of trust amongst anyone who has had the fortune of being treated by her.
I've been seeing Dr. Breckley and Dr. Vo since they opened this practice, and I'm still a huge fan. I recently had some dental work done with them (like this morning). I've never doubted the doctors' abilities, and this experience was no exception. They are experts and are very good at their craft. I want to also mention the support staff, especially the women on the front desk. They are thorough, helpful, and so very nice. I've never experienced the follow-up and follow through at another practice as I have with them at 32 Dental. I always know what my bill will be. There are never any surprises, and that is so comforting in this day of American healthcare. :) I'll continue to refer my friends to them and patron their practice based on my experiences with them! Thanks!
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My 8 year old son had to have 2 teeth pulled because the babies just didn't want to let go. The whole procedure went amazing! My son was like "Wait we're done already? I didn't feel anything! Wow." I would definitely recommend this practice to anyone who wants both kids and adults to be taken care of at the same location!
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I'm 55 and have used many dental offices over the years. Without question, both of the 32 Dental locations, have been extremely pleasant and rewarding to my mouth!. The quality of work, expert advice on dental care, friendly as they come... what more can I say. Highly recommended!
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My son has anxiety about going to the dentist. The hygienist did an awesome job of putting him at ease. My son was very comfortable with her, and had no issues during the appointment at all. It was stress free. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you.
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32 Dental was quick and kind. The office staff was efficient and the dentist was very thorough. He referred me to a specialist due to the type of root canal needed. He was able to find one available for the same day. I will definitely use them in the future.