Dental Implants Give Your Smile a Second Chance
By AT Dental, PC
August 23, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dealing with tooth loss? Find out how dental implants could help you.Dental Implants

 

Tooth loss. These are two words that you don’t want to even utter let alone think about. Yet, if this is something that has happened to you this is certainly something you will want to think about to prevent other tooth loss complications down the road. Our Lawrenceville, GA, dentist Dr. Tu Nguyen makes it easy to replace your missing teeth and get back the smile you once had. Find out how dental implants could help you.

Regardless of whether you are missing one or all of your teeth, dental implants could be the best choice for replacing your teeth. Implants are the only restorations that are durable enough to last a lifetime if cared for properly. Their long life makes them a popular choice for many patients wanting to replace missing teeth.

How do dental implants work?

An implant is a tiny metal post or screw that is surgically placed in the jawbone in the spot where your missing tooth’s roots once were. The purpose of the implant is to replace your tooth roots, which are an integral part of your oral health and jawbone.

Once the implant is placed, the jawbone and tissue will begin to heal around the implant. This natural occurrence takes several weeks to complete, and, once the bone has fully healed, it will fuse together with the implant. Once this has happened you know that you have this restoration for life.

Who is a good candidate for implants?

Of course, there are certain factors that will help our Lawrenceville, GA, general dentist decide whether implants are the best approach or not. In order to be considered an ideal candidate for implants, you should:

  • Have good oral hygiene
  • Be free of gum disease or decay
  • Be in good general health
  • Be a non-smoker (smokers are more likely to deal with implant failure)
  • Be an adult

AT Dental in Lawrenceville, GA, is dedicated to providing the very best in dental care. Whether you want to find out if you could be right for dental implants or you just need to schedule a routine cleaning, we are here to meet all of your dental needs.

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