Implant dentistry can improve your smile's health, function, and appearance. Dental implants are the best option for replacement teeth. They prevent the jawbone from deteriorating, stop remaining teeth from shifting, securely hold dental restorations, and look completely natural. The best part is that dental implants can replace one damaged tooth, several missing teeth, or the entire mouth.
The dental implant procedure can hold several types of restorations. At Brookhaven Dental Associates, our implant dentists can attach a dental crown, bridge, or dentures to dental implant posts. Keep reading to learn more about the dental implant options available.
Replace a Single Missing Tooth
Suppose you are missing one tooth due to an accident, an oral health problem, or genetics. In that case, we can pair a dental implant with a dental crown to maintain oral health. We place the artificial tooth root into the empty socket left by your missing tooth.
After the implant placement procedure, you will enter into a period of osseointegration. The titanium post requires three to six months to fuse to the jaw bone. The surrounding bone forms around the implant, making it a part of your body. A temporary restoration can be placed during this time of healing.
Once osseointegration is complete, a custom-made crown matched perfectly to your natural teeth fills in the gap and gives you an entirely natural-looking appearance.
Replace Several Missing Teeth
If you are missing a couple or more teeth in a row, a dental bridge is the best option for restoration. A bridge has two or more prosthetic teeth fused to replace several missing teeth in a row.
Unlike a dental crown, implant-supported bridges do not require one dental implant for each lost tooth. We can use fewer implants to hold your bridge in place.
A partial denture can also replace several missing teeth. The denture is custom-made to fill empty spaces in your upper or lower arch due to missing teeth. Strategically placed dental implants hold the partial denture in place securely.
Replace All Teeth in the Upper or Lower Arch
A full denture is the best solution if you're missing all your teeth in your upper or lower arch. In this case, we can place a maximum of four dental implants in the arch. An implant-supported denture is attached to the abutment and completely restores your smile. You can talk and eat confidently, knowing there is no more embarrassing slippage with removable dentures.
Dental Implants in Johns Creek | Brookhaven Dental Associates
Regardless of the type of dental implant you need, we will design a natural-looking tooth replacement that complements your surrounding features and improves your overall appearance. To find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants in Johns Creek or to ask more questions about the treatment plan, please request a dental implant consultation at our dentist's office, Brookhaven Dental Associates, today. Please schedule an appointment today so we can help you get your smile back.