A great smile can transform the way you see the world and yourself. Danielle Greene, DDS, and her team at Fabulous Smiles of Atlanta create dental implants for patients of all ages. Fabulous Smiles of Atlanta’s knowledgeable team can replace missing or severely damaged teeth so you can look and feel your best again. Call us at (404) 758-0770 for a consultation or request an appointment online to learn more.
Dental Implants Q & A
What is a dental implant?
Many adults find that having dental implants is almost like having natural teeth. When you lose your own teeth due to an illness, a traumatic accident, or tooth decay, it can negatively impact your self-esteem. You might also avoid smiling or eating foods you used to love. Dental implants help you bite, chew, and smile with confidence. They’re sturdy, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
A dental implant is a metal post or frame that a dentist surgically attaches to your jawbone, beneath your gums. The metal post becomes a permanent base for a replacement tooth. This screw-like post is like the root of your new tooth. After the post is implanted and your mouth has healed, Dr. Greene will attach the new replacement tooth, or crown, to the metal post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.
These metal posts also help bridges, dentures, and crowns stay securely affixed to your jaw.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
There are many benefits to dental implants. In addition to functioning, feeling, and looking like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following advantages:
- Last longer than other restorative procedures
- Offer an economical solution to replacing missing teeth
- Help maintain your natural face shape and restore your smile
- Ensure the health of your jawbone
- Help keep your surrounding natural teeth healthy
- Improve speech by allowing you to talk without worry
- Don’t fall out or move around in your mouth
- Are durable and strong for eating your favorite foods
- Aren’t vulnerable to cavities with an implanted crown
- Offer a proven, predictable outcome for tooth repair
Can anyone get dental implants?
If you’re missing a single tooth or a couple of teeth, you could be a great dental implant candidate. Your gums need to be healthy, and your jaw must be finished growing. That’s why dental implants are a fantastic solution for adults, not children.
You may also be a prime candidate for implants if you’re irritated by dentures that slip, or if it’s time to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Patients in search of a more permanent, long-lasting solution to dental work tend to be great candidates for dental implants. Dr. Greene discusses all your options and answers your questions during your consultation.