Do you have one or more missing teeth? Restore your smile with dental implants and implant-supported restorations. Dental implants are a high-quality dental restoration. A single dental implant is made of a titanium screw, abutment, and crown. Dental implants are also highly versatile because they can replace one lost tooth or support complete dental bridges or dentures. At Sea of Pearls Dental Boutique, we restore dental implants in East Cobb, GA. Dr. Daniela Lemoine collaborates with local oral surgeons and dental laboratories to provide dental implants to patients with one or more missing teeth.
Dental Implant Treatment in East Cobb, GA
Dental implants are considered the “gold standard” of tooth replacement. They are uniquely designed to mimic both parts of the lost tooth: the tooth root and the tooth. Replacing lost tooth structure below and above the gum line better supports long-term oral health when compared to traditional options. The implanted post stimulates natural bone tissue growth and minimizes the loss of bone in the jaw where a tooth has been lost or removed.
Dental implants enable normal biting, chewing, and speaking functions. Patients with implants enjoy a 98% success rate and significant improvement in their quality of life after losing teeth or suffering from a slipping denture.
Prior to implant treatment, Dr. Lemoine ensures that patients have enough healthy bone tissue to support the implant posts. She will recommend bone grafting as needed for patients who require a stable foundation for their implants.
Next, Dr. Lemoine works with a local oral surgeon to place the dental implants. The surgeon will create a gum flap to place the titanium posts in the jaw bone beneath the gums. During a healing period of three to six months, the implants fuse with the natural healthy bone tissue. This period, called osseointegration, is integral to healthy implants.
Additionally, Dr. Lemoine takes dental scans of teeth to create dental crowns, dental bridges, or dentures. The dental restorations are custom-made for each individual. Once the implants are healed, Dr. Lemoine places the permanent restoration on the connecting implant abutment.
Dental Implant FAQs
Do you want to know more about implants? Read the following questions and answers about dental implants.
Am I a candidate for dental implant treatment?
Patients need to be in good oral health for restorative treatment. Additionally, the best implant candidates have sufficient jaw bone tissue to support the implant posts. We can provide gum disease treatment or recommend grafting procedures to prepare patients for implant surgery.
How long do dental implants last?
The implant posts themselves are permanent. Therefore, most patients will not need to replace their implant posts once they fuse with the jawbone. However, patients will still need to clean their gums and dental crowns that cap off their implants. Patients who clean their implant-secured restorations and visit the dentist for regular cleanings will also have a longer-lasting crown, bridge, or denture.
Can dental implants fail?
Dental implants have a low rate of failure. However, tooth decay, gum disease, and tobacco use are the top causes of implant failure. Tooth and gum infections destabilize the bone and gum tissue surrounding the implant post. Implants may come loose if patients develop these problems after their implants are placed. In addition, nicotine constricts blood vessels and prevents oxygen flow through the bloodstream. Patients who smoke, vape, or use tobacco products during their implant treatment are at higher risk of implant failure.
Replace Missing Teeth Today
Do you want to create a stable, comfortable smile? Call Sea of Pearls Dental Boutique at 470.431.1580 so we can start planning your implant treatment today. You can also request a dental appointment with us online. Feel free to ask our dentists if you have questions about your candidacy for treatment. We will be happy to help answer your questions during your consultation. We serve dental patients from East Cobb, Roswell, and Sandy Springs, GA.