Dental Implants Roswell GA
Do you have missing teeth? Are you worried about filling these gaps? Dental implants can save you from embarrassment.
Our doctors place dental implants to restore the missing teeth in a patient's mouth.
At Reich Dental Center – Roswell , we offer dental implants to our patients as a tooth restoration option. We recommend implants over other solutions to replace missing teeth.
We will walk you through the essential details you need to know when you call or visit our Roswell, GA office.
What Causes Tooth Loss?
Tooth loss can occur as a result of several different issues:
Which Option Is Best - Dentures or Dental Implants?
Dentures and implants are both popular options for replacing missing teeth. A consultation, which includes a thorough oral examination, will help us to determine what the best course of action is for your specific situation. Generally, dental implants are the modern choice for replacing missing teeth.
Along with restoring your eating and speaking abilities, dentures can be used if you have suffered too much bone loss to be considered a candidate for dental implants.
Dentures do have a few downsides.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The benefits of dental implants are many, which is why in recent years they have become the most popular choice when it comes to replacing missing teeth, whether one, several, or all of your teeth.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Most people with good oral health and overall health are considered good candidates for dental implants. You must be an adult, meaning you have lost all of your baby teeth and have your permanent teeth.
One requirement to be a good candidate for dental implants is sufficient bone mass to hold the dental implant. This does not mean you cannot get dental implants, however. This just means that you may need a procedure or two before you are ready for dental implant surgery: sometimes that can mean a bone graft or a ridge augmentation.
What Is a Bone Graft for Dental Implants?
Bone grafting is the process of replacing missing bone in a part of the body that needs support. We perform bone grafting on the jawbone tissues when needed - usually before carrying out the dental implant procedure.
What Is Ridge Augmentation?
Ridge augmentation is a procedure that helps to restore bone tissue. Bone loss might occur after dental extraction or tooth loss. This procedure helps to recreate a natural bone and gum ridge.
For patients who may have sustained loss of alveolar bone mass after tooth loss, we here at Reich Dental Center – Roswell may recommend a ridge augmentation.
The procedure for ridge augmentation is fairly straightforward.
By performing a bone graft as described above, we can help restore the lost bone tissue. The grafting material has been shown to promote bone growth, prevent bone resorption after tooth extraction, and preserve the height and width of the alveolar ridge.
Ridge augmentation allows us to shape and improve the shape of the entire alveolar bone implant site, making it possible for us to place your dental prosthesis there.
A small titanium post is inserted into the jawbone. Through a natural process referred to as osseointegration, the implant will fuse with your jawbone, becoming one. This fusion will take place over a period of several months.
After your gums have healed, the abutment, the next piece of the dental implant, will then be placed on top of the implant post. It will act as a connector.
The final piece of the implant is the dental crown, which will be placed on top. This will act as your replacement tooth.
What Is an Implant-Supported Bridge?
If you have multiple missing teeth, your dentist may recommend implant-supported bridges to restore your chewing practices.
Implant-supported bridges replace multiple missing teeth in a line. Instead of creating single implants for each tooth, creating a bridge between the remaining teeth provides better functionality.
Generally, dentists recommend implant-supported bridges to those who have consecutive missing teeth. The bridge provides a natural look to the patient and makes it easy to chew.
Can I Get Dental Implants if I Grind My Teeth?
Many dental patients face problems due to teeth grinding practices. If you grind your teeth while asleep, it may impact your dental implants. Teeth grinding exerts excessive pressure on the jawbone. When you get dental implants, grinding teeth may force extra pressure on the implants, hindering the healing process.
To avoid damaging your implants, you may consult a doctor regarding your teeth grinding before getting a replacement tooth.
Can You Get Dental Implants with Gum Disease?
When planning to get dental implants, you should visit your dentist to get your surrounding teeth checked. Generally, bacterial interactions lead to gum disease that may spread into the jawbone. While you have the disease, your dentist may not recommend getting dental implants. The surgical procedure may cause gum contamination and hinder the healing process.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants are meant to last a lifetime, and they usually do. It is very rare, but sometimes the abutment or the dental crown may need to be replaced after several years. If this is the case, do not worry, as we can repair or replace any part of your implant that may need fixing.
Schedule a Dental Implant Procedure With Your Roswell, GA Dentist Today!
At Reich Dental Center – Roswell, we can help you determine whether or not dental implants are the right choice for you. Call our Roswell, GA office today at 770-992-3353 to schedule your appointment.
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