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By East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
September 11, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental ImplantsFind out how implants can restore your smile for the rest of your life.

Looking to say goodbye to your tooth loss for good? Then it’s time to talk to your dentist at East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry about whether dental implants are the right option for you.

What is a dental implant?

To put it simply, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root that your Ellijay, GA dentist will place into a small drilled hole in the jawbone of the missing tooth’s socket. The goal of dental implants is to replace the entire missing tooth, from the crown to the roots, to give you a new tooth that is as realistic and natural as possible.

When might I need a dental implant?

Dental implants are used to replace one, several, or all of your teeth. They are also able to restore both function and appearance to your smile. You have three different options when it comes to replacing teeth with dental implants: your implants can hold a dental crown (a single replacement), a fixed dental bridge (which is cemented into place) or a removable appliance such as dentures (to replace all of your teeth). Your Ellijay, GA dentist will examine your smile beforehand to determine whether your smile is right for this procedure.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

There are many advantages to choosing dental implants. While the procedure itself might seem long and complicated, implants themselves are rather conservative, as they don't change or affect surrounding teeth. Dental bridges, for instance, require the modification of natural teeth for support.

Dental implants are also the next best thing to natural, healthy teeth. Implants act just like a tooth root, becoming a permanent foundation within the jawbone from which to stably hold a dental crown. Implants are made from titanium, so they are durable, long lasting and biocompatible.

Because dental implants become one with your jawbone, they also preserve your bone health. Losing a tooth also causes bone loss, as there are now no tooth roots to stimulate that specific area of the jawbone. As a result, the jawbone starts to lose its density and volume. This can cause serious and unattractive structural changes to your face like sunken cheeks. However, dental implants can prevent these issues from happening.

Ready to take the next step to getting dental implants? Then it’s time to talk to your Ellijay, GA dentist at East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry about what it will take to get dental implants for your smile. Schedule a consultation with us today and let’s give you a smile to be proud of.

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