Choosing a restoration method for missing teeth after loss or extraction can make many patients feel confused and overwhelmed. There are so many solutions available for tooth replacement that patients may not be sure of the best option for their unique needs. Dr. Michaela McKenzie of Dazzling Smiles is an Atlanta, GA dentist who provides three primary methods of replacing missing teeth: dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants.
Many patients who are considering a permanent option speak to their dentist about the benefits of dental implants.Dental implants are available for patients ready to make a permanent improvement to their smile’s health, wellness, and function. The restorations are small posts that a dentist will surgically place into the bone of the jaw. They can be restored over the top in many ways, including dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. The specific method will vary depending on the needs of the patient. Single tooth replacement can be done with a dental crown over the implant, while patients with an entire arch of missing teeth may benefit from implants for support of their full dentures.
Dental implants available at Dazzling Smiles are made with ceramic. This biocompatible material works well with the body. When implanted into the bone, they can help with bone growth for stabilization. Once the implant is firmly in place, restoration can begin. The entire process can take several weeks, but patients are very pleased with the results and they love how they are able to eat, speak, and chew again! Though dental implants can be more costly than alternative solutions, they are often the best investment. They provide permanent repair that ensures a lifetime of beautiful smiles!
If you live in or around the Atlanta, GA area and are interested in learning more about dental implants or other restorative options, contact our team at Dazzling Smiles. Dr. Michaela McKenzie can assist patients in choosing the most appropriate solution to their tooth loss concerns and determine the best way to restore the appearance and function. Our team believes in providing biological solutions to common dental concerns for healthier teeth and bodies.