Dental Implants That You Can Afford In Lawrenceville
Dental Implants That Make You Smile Again
As terrible as it is, millions of Americans lose teeth every year. Whether it be from injury, gum disease, or simply tooth decay, the dentists at Gwinnett Dental Implants have a solution that will make you smile again! GDI is Gwinnett’s leader in affordable dental implants.
For years, the only effective way for tooth loss was bulky dentures or unreliable bridges. With the many advances in dentistry, dental implants are now the most reliable, most successful, and best looking option. With our implants, you’ll forget that there wasn’t a tooth there to begin with!
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are replacement teeth from the root up. These new teeth are typically permanent and match your natural teeth. They provide a wonderful option to dentures or bridges. In fact, by today’s standards, dental implants are seen as the standard of care for missing teeth.
Many dentists describe dental implants as a surgical procedure where a root-like fixture is placed in the jawbone of the patient. After a few months, the fixture begins to fuse with the surrounding bone through the process of osseointegration. Essentially, you’ll have a new tooth (or teeth) from the root up, which helps with stability. Dental implants are often made of titanium due to the fact that the human body does not recognize titanium as a foreign body, and reject the implant. In fact, the rate of success for dental implants is around 98%. They are a safe and effective way to replace missing teeth.
A new smile can change the world!
Advantages Of Dental Implants
People with missing teeth often suffer from feelings of embarrassment or other issues. There are many advantages to getting dental implants such as:
Improved Appearance: Dental implants replace your missing teeth, so you can smile freely again.
Better Comfort: Dental implants are fixed and permanent, just like teeth!
No Speech Problems: Dentures can shift around which can interfere with speaking. Since dental implants are fixed, there’s nothing that can affect your speech.
Eat Better: Eating can be tough with sliding dentures or bridges that shift. Dental implants are as solid as your natural teeth, so you can eat with confidence and comfort.
Durability: With good dental hygiene, dental implants last for many, many years. In fact, most implants last a lifetime.
Convenient: With Dental implants, you don’t put your teeth in a jar by the bed. Dental implant care is essentially the same as taking care of your natural teeth.
Care: Dental implants replace missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth. This means you can often clean better on either side of the implants.
Types Of Dental Implants
According to the American Dental Association, there are two kinds of safe dental implants. They are:
Subperiosteal implants- These implants are metal frames that are fitted just below the gums into the jawbone. Posts are fitted into the frames that protrude from the gum and the artificial teeth are secured to these posts. As the gums heal the frame fuses with the jaw and the gums become wrapped around the implants.
Endosteal implants- These implants are put in using a three part process. First, the devices are surgically implanted into the jawbone. After the gums heal, the dentist will connect posts to the structure implanted into the jaw. Once those two parts are in place, the artificial tooth will be secured to the post.
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Get quality and affordable dental implant surgery and tooth replacement in Gwinnett GA. The teeth you have are supposed to look their best, having a bright smile bridges the gap
Risks Of Dental Implants
Getting dental implants requires minor surgery. Given that, the risks and complications are the same that might be associated with any other minor surgical procedure. It’s important to properly plan everything involved with oral surgery.
While we do have a 98% success rate with dental implants, there still is some veritable risk associated with ANY minor oral operation. The most common side effect of dental implants are minor infections. While these can be treated easily, it is very important to keep the implant site clean to avoid this issue. The way we treat infections typically varies based on the individual.
At Gwinnett Dental Implants, we take great care to get a comprehensive medical history beforehand in order to reduce problems. We always ask about any history of oral procedures, allergies, bleeding disorders, existing medical conditions, etc. before carrying out any dental implant procedure.
A (Very) Brief History Of Dental Implants
Most periodontists credit Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, a Swedish orthopedic surgeon, with inventing dental implants back in 1952. This doctor was one of the first to experiment with the concept of building a post-like foundation or root system into the jaw where artificial teeth could be secured. From there, dentists further developed the dental implants in use today.
When Are Dental Implants Appropriate?
It’s common practice these days to use dental implants whenever there’s a need to replace one or more teeth. Dental implants are an excellent way of restoring aesthetics as well as functionality.
When a tooth, or many teeth, needs to be replaced, we typically have three options. A dentist or periodontist may go with full or partial dentures that are removable. Another option is a cemented or removable dental bridge. The third, and usually the best option, is dental implants.
Deciding which option is best depends on a number of factors. Some things to consider when choosing the best option include:
-Location of the missing teeth
-Stability of the jawbone
-Age and health of the patient
-Costs of each option
Certainly, every patient is free to choose the best option for his or her lifestyle, but the periodontist would also make the best recommendation for your situation. While most people are, it’s important to always consult your dentist on whether or not you’re a candidate for dental implants.
The Pain Of Dental Implants (Or Lack Thereof!)
Pain is a common concern when it comes to any form of dental surgery. The good news is this: local anesthesia is used during the entire process, so there is no pain experienced during the procedure.
Afterward, our patients often tell us that the pain level is very manageable and is around that of a tooth extraction and nothing more. Naturally, people experience pain very differently. People typically experience minor discomfort immediately after getting dental implants, but for the most part, this can be managed effectively with over the counter pain medications such as Ibuprofen (Advil) or Acetaminophen (Tylenol). Our dentists are experts at helping patients address their discomfort.
The Costs Of Dental Implants
The costs of dental implants can, unfortunately, vary depending on a number of factors. Some of the factors include:
- Type of dentist doing the work- periodontist, dental surgeon, etc.
- Area of the country
- Amount of work necessary
Unfortunately, most dental insurance plans don’t cover dental implants or if they do, the reimbursement is only for a small portion of the process. For an accurate understanding of the specific costs of dental implants in your situation, call Gwinnett Dental Implants for an appointment.
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Gwinnett Dental Implant Center
320 Killian Hill Rd NW
Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone: (770) 921-3555