Implant Dentistry in Dunwoody Can Bring Back Your Complete Smile
If you are missing teeth because of an accident, injury, disease, or extraction, dental implants offer the replacement tooth option that most closely mimics nature's design. Dental implants offer a solid, permanent, and esthetically pleasing alternative to traditional bridges, crowns, and dentures.
A dental implant is a small, titanium post placed into an empty socket where a natural tooth is missing. Jawbone naturally bonds to the implant post, forming a secure foundation onto which your new implant restoration, bridge, partial, or full denture can be attached.
Because we want you to maintain your quality of life while receiving the dental care you need, we offer teeth-in-an-hour and teeth-in-a-day. You can enjoy a complete, functional smile in just one visit!
If you are missing teeth, or want to stop wearing dentures, dental implants might be right for you. After nearly 35 years of use, they have a 90 to 95% proven success rate when placed appropriately. Dr. Jeff Rodgers will discuss implant dentistry options with you and suggest a treatment plan.
Implant-Retained Crowns and Bridges
Implant-retained crowns and bridges are used to restore a single tooth or multiple teeth respectively. For a single tooth, an all-porcelain crown will be connected to the implant post using something called an abutment. This crown can then be attached to multiple prosthetic teeth that sit on the gums to create a bridge. In the end, both of them provide an extremely natural looking restoration that can easily last for decades with consistent home oral hygiene and regular checkups with Dr. Rodgers
Dental implants are extremely versatile and can even be used to support a partial or full denture. Using multiple posts, they can support a prosthetic that has a number of advantages over traditional ones. They maintain their fit for longer, they support your jawbone internally just like natural teeth, and they even allow for a much stronger bite force. This means a patient will be able to enjoy a wider variety of foods without worrying about their dentures popping, clicking, or slipping.