Dental implants are the gold standard to replace one or more missing permanent teeth. A dental implant consists of a titanium screw or post, abutment, and dental crown. Implants may secure a single crown, dental bridge, or denture. As a dental restoration, dental implants renew the appearance and function of the smile. Replacing missing teeth with implants and implant-supported restorations supports the smile and prevent common missing teeth problems. Patients with even a single lost permanent tooth can experience shifting as remaining natural teeth try to fill the gap left by a missing tooth. Food debris may also collect in the missing tooth gap and lead to gum disease or cavities. We provide implants and implant-supported bridges and dentures to patients. Here you can learn more about the benefits of dental implants in East Cobb, GA.
Benefits of Dental Implants in East Cobb, GA
There are many advantages to implant treatment. Dental implants offer:
A Natural Look
Dental crowns, bridges, and dentures cover dental implants. Dental implants secure false teeth, typically made of porcelain ceramic. Ceramic reflects light just like natural teeth to deliver results that blend in with the appearance of the smile.
Missing teeth can make it difficult for patients to bite and chew comfortably. Traditional bridges and removable dentures often come with dietary restrictions against hard, crunchy, or chewy foods. As a result, it is often difficult for patients to eat the foods they love with removable dental restorations. Implant-supported dental restorations improve the bite and help patients eat.
Lost permanent teeth often lead to bite problems, gum disease, tooth decay, and overcrowding. Restorations that support teeth at the root and create a stable bite prevent these problems so patients can enjoy greater oral health.
Once the implant posts fuse with the jawbone, they are a permanent part of the smile. Patients will eventually need to replace their tooth crown, dental bridge, or denture. However, the dental implant posts stay in the mouth as long as patients stay healthy.
Implants retain healthy gum and bone tissue. Patients with lost permanent teeth can quickly lose healthy bone and gum tissue. Because dental implants and implant restorations replace teeth at the root, they encourage bone retention.
Dental implants restore missing teeth and create a fuller, stronger bite supporting the jaw. Implant posts stimulate the jaw bone tissue and fill out the smile. Missing teeth create an unbalanced bite which can lead to TMJ problems. Restoring lost teeth balances the bite for a healthier jaw.
Dental implants and implant-supported restorations can encourage patients to smile confidently. Mant patients missing permanent teeth can feel embarrassed to smile and may cover their smiles. Because implant restorations look and feel natural, patients can enjoy daily life without worrying about the appearance of their teeth.
Do you want to know more about dental implants? Schedule a dental appointment on our website or call 470.431.1580. We can help you determine if you are a candidate for implant surgery.