Dental implants are now the go to for replacing missing teeth. Atlanta, GA restorative dentists Dr. Maria Benefield helps patients restore their smiles with dental implants. Dental implants are the preferred method of treating lost teeth due to their permanent, natural looking and durable qualities.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a tiny titanium screw. The implant acts as a prosthetic root structure and replaces the missing tooth root system. The biocompatible material will actually fuse with your jaw bone helping to support a stable bite and oral foundation.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
With advancements in dental technology, many more patients are now eligible for dental implants than ever before. Patients need to have some healthy and stable bone structure for a successful dental implant procedure. Dr. Benefield will provide you with a comprehensive oral health exam to determine the best treatment plan for your cosmetic goals, budget, and lifestyle.
How long do dental implants take to heal?
Dental implants will take about 3-6 months to fully integrate with your jaw. While your implants heal, Dr. Benefield may provide you with a temporary dental restoration for ease of chewing and speaking. Once healed, your custom fit dental restoration will be permanently bonded for durable and lasting results.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- 97% success rate (highest rate compared to other dental procedures)
- Prevents bone loss and gum recession
- Promotes a healthier diet with fresh foods
- Unlike bridgework requires no preparation to neighboring teeth
- Improves speech
- Improves comfort for denture wearing patients
Why are dental implants better than dentures?
- A permanent, secure fit- no slippage or fear of dentures falling out
- Normal speech
- No dietary restrictions
- No daily maintenance or use of adhesives
Does your Sandy Springs dentist office offer dental implant alternatives?
Yes. We also provide bridge and denture services for the replacement of missing teeth. Ill fitted dentures can be secured with dental implants for a more stable and functional bite.
Schedule A Consultation
If you have missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Benefield to discuss your options and learn more about dental implants. Contact our Sandy Springs office at (404) 445-1104 or use our online request form and we will contact you shortly.