When you are missing a tooth, the look, feel, and function of your smile is thrown off. Fortunately for our patients in Fayette County, Linton Dental provides dental implants to meet your tooth replacement needs. A dental implant involves three major pieces. First, there is a titanium post that is surgically implanted beneath your soft tissues. Then, an abutment is attached to the healed post. Finally, a dental crown is attached to the abutment.
Patients love dental implants because once they are completely healed, their new dental implant has restored tooth-root functionality and natural tooth aesthetics.
Dental Implants in Peachtree City, GA
Dr. Brian Linton and Dr. Ed Davis are your trusted restorative dentists in Peachtree City, GA. We provide dental implants for patients looking for a solution to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are the premier tooth replacement option. They offer patients the restored look, feel, and function of their natural tooth.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
We can evaluate your smile and determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants and oral facial surgery. A dental implant is a permanent solution for restoring the appearance and full function of your smile if you have missing teeth. To ensure that a dental implant will succeed for you, we will have to determine a couple of things.
First, you need to be free of gum disease. If you have gum disease, we will need to treat it with periodontal disease treatment so that the dental implant has a healthy foundation. Next, we need to determine if you have enough supporting jawbone structure for your implant. Without enough jawbone, your implant may become loose and not function properly.
If you do not have enough bone tissue to support dental implants, you may need bone graft surgery. After an evaluation and x-rays, we will let you know if you are a good candidate for a dental implant, or if you will need to address existing issues first.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have a 95% rate of success and offer comfortable and minimally invasive treatment. The implant placement process can be completed in just two office visits. Dental implants do not need routine replacement, unlike removable tooth replacement options. When a dental implant is secured into the jawbone, it will naturally bond with the bone as it heals over 3 to 6 months. Once the dental implant is fully healed, it acts like a natural tooth.
Caring for Dental Implants
Dental implants are easy to care for and can be maintained just like natural teeth. Remember to brush and floss at least twice a day, and even after every meal, to remove food particles from around your restoration. If you notice that you suffer from jaw pain and headaches, you may need to seek treatment for any tooth grinding or clenching. Schedule regular professional check-ups and cleanings in our Peachtree City dental office. Call 470.240.1432 to request a dental exam and consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
The following are some common questions we get regarding implant dentistry.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer a wide variety of benefits including no dietary restrictions, no extra care needed in your oral hygiene routine, improved speech and chewing patterns, higher self-esteem, and long-term durability.
They are considered the premier tooth replacement method in restorative dentistry because of their high patient satisfaction rate.
How long does it take for my dental implants to heal?
It can take anywhere from 3-6 months for the titanium post part of your dental implant to completely heal after the surgical procedure.
It’s important not to rush the healing process, as this post is what gives you the functionality that you desire from your dental implant. Once it is completely healed, an abutment and dental crown can be attached to it to fully restore your tooth’s aesthetics.
How should I care for my dental implants?
One of the major benefits of dental implants is that they do not require any extra care beyond your regular brushing and flossing patterns. Unlike a dental bridge, they are surgically implanted into your jaw bone so none of the parts are above your soft tissue besides the dental crown.
Just make sure that you are maintaining good oral hygiene habits, and keeping the implant site clean while it heals. Dr. Linton and Dr. Davis will provide you with appropriate aftercare instructions following your surgical procedure.