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Dental Implants in Atlanta, GA
We understand the toll that tooth loss can take on your appearance and your oral health. We know that people with missing teeth often feel embarrassed and hide their smiles. They may cancel social gatherings or not ask for the raise they deserve or may avoid dates, all because of tooth loss. Fortunately, our Atlanta, GA, dentist Dr. Janet Kearns provides hope through dental implants, a lifelong artificial tooth that truly functions just like real teeth.
What is a dental implant?
In order to understand the benefits of getting dental implants, we think it’s important for our patients to understand how this restoration works. An implant is an artificial tooth root made from titanium that sits in the jawbone, where it supports one or more false teeth above the gums. In order for the implant to be effective, it must be surgically embedded within the jawbone, where bone and tissue will naturally grow around it to make it a permanent structure. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement that is designed to last the rest of your life.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Most people are swayed by the idea of having a false tooth that really does function and look like the rest of their natural smile. The fact that you could also have this implant for the rest of your life is also an attractive and unique feature that other tooth replacement options can’t offer. Here are some other benefits of dental implants,
- Preserves the jawbone and prevent bone loss
- Supports the facial muscles to prevent sagging skin
- It’s a standalone restoration, so it doesn’t require support from natural teeth
- Easy to care for and maintain
- Prevents teeth from shifting into the open gaps in your smile
- Restores chewing and speech
What makes someone a good candidate for dental implants?
We’ve been able to restore countless smiles with dental implants. We’ve found that most healthy individuals are great candidates for implants. Of course, there are a few factors that play a role in whether you’re right for treatment. Implant are ideal for adults of all ages, but kids and teens usually aren’t right for implants until they reach full maturity. Your health will also play a huge role, as does the health and density of your jawbone. If you have any preexisting health problems, it’s important that you discuss them with Dr. Kearns during your evaluation. In some instances, we may need your general doctor or a specialist such as a cardiologist to sign off on this procedure.
If you are interested in finding out if you’re an ideal candidate for dental implants, then call Intown Dental Center in Atlanta, GA, at (404) 889-8370 to schedule a no-risk consultation with Dr. Kearns and her team!