General, Cosmetic, & Periodontal Dentistry located in Cumming, GA
Missing or decaying teeth can cause a lack of confidence in your smile and affect your oral health. Dr. Page Barden, DDS, MSD, in Cumming, Georgia, has extensive experience in using dental implants to create beautiful, natural-looking smiles. Dental implants seamlessly blend with your natural remaining teeth and restore your smile to what you’ve always wanted it to be. To learn more, call Inspiring Smiles today or schedule an appointment online now.
Dental Implants Q & A
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a tooth-like system that mimics the structure of a natural tooth. All dental implants are made up of three parts: a post, an abutment, and a crown.
The post is made of titanium. This metal works excellent with bone. In fact, the bone will start growing around the titanium post to secure it even tighter into your gums. A small device called an abutment sits at the end of the post where the crown is placed. The abutment acts as an anchor for the new tooth. The crown is a porcelain or composite tooth that Dr. Barden shapes and molds to blend seamlessly into your smile.
Dental implants replace decayed teeth that were extracted or lost and fill in gaps where teeth are missing, helping you maintain a beautiful smile and your dental health.
Are dental implants right for me?
If you are in good health, dental implants can be an excellent choice to restore your smile and maintain oral health. Dr. Barden will assess the health of your gums and bone to ensure that your smile can accept and support a dental implant.
Dental implants are an excellent choice for those that are looking to replace one tooth, a few missing teeth, or replace all teeth. They can also be used to secure dentures in place. Using the All-on-4® method, the implant can attach itself to notches created in the dentures for a more secure hold.
For the best chances of receiving a dental implant, you must be committed to thorough oral hygiene. If you are in need of kickstarting a healthier smile, Dr. Barden can help schedule regular cleaning appointments and dental visits to increase the health and integrity of your smile before the dental implant procedure.
Are dental implants the best choice for replacing missing teeth?
Dental implants are an excellent choice for those that are looking to replace missing or decaying teeth. Some of the many benefits include:
- Implants are secure and won’t shift or slip in your mouth
- Resume normal speaking and eating habits without any time for readjusting
- More natural looking smile
- Blend right into your natural smile
- Implants are comfortable, easy to maintain, and can provide you with a lifetime of support
After Dr. Barden confirms that the strength and integrity of the bone at the site of the tooth is in the best condition to receive an implant, the titanium post will be inserted. It will need about four to six months to heal before the abutment and crown are placed to fully replace the tooth or teeth.
If your smile and oral health are suffering from missing teeth, dental implants are a great solution. Call Inspiring Smiles today or schedule an appointment online now to see if dental implants are right for you.