A dental implant is made from titanium and is surgically inserted into the jawbone during a procedure typically done by a specialist. After the implant has healed into the bone, an abutment is attached to the implant, and the replacement tooth, bridge, or denture is fixed to the abutment.
At Gallery 32 Dental Arts, the dental implants designed by Dr. Allman look incredibly natural. They are a good option for replacing missing teeth because they help to keep the jawbone healthy and prevent it from deteriorating.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots implanted into the jawbone and capped with a crown or bridge prosthesis. They act as replacement roots for teeth lost due to decay, injury, or disease. The implants fuse with the jawbone to offer a permanent and natural restoration solution.
These dental implant solutions are more comfortable than other restorative options like dentures. Additionally, they are easier to care for and allow patients to enjoy their favorite foods without worry of slippage or discomfort. Implants are versatile and can support removable dentures or even replace individual missing teeth with dental crowns.
How Do Implants Work?
An implant is a prosthetic tooth root that is placed within the jawbone tissue. The implant is embedded into the bone using a screw-type mechanism that attaches it to the bone and gum tissue. Once an implant is placed, the bone tissue naturally grows around the top, creating a strong and stable foundation for the prosthetic tooth.
Once the tissues have healed around the original implant placement, a second surgery is performed to connect a post to the actual implant. The post is attached to the implant with a cap, which protrudes from the gums. After the gums heal from this second procedure, a customized crown will be connected to the post. This process typically takes several months to finish.
Dental implants are made from titanium because it is biocompatible with the human system. This metal will fuse with the bone over time after implantation. This means that your dental implant becomes a permanent part of your smile. You will need to care for this restoration as you care for your natural teeth, with regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings from your dentist.
While waiting for your implant to heal and fully integrate into your jaw, you will be given a temporary restoration to wear for aesthetic and functional reasons. Temporary dentures and partials are worn while the implant site heals. When the final post is attached, and the permanent restoration is finished, you will return to the dental office to cement the crown in place.
If you’re missing one or more teeth and want a permanent solution, visit Gallery 32 Dental Arts at 3580 Piedmont Road NE, STE #104, Atlanta, GA 30305, or call (404) 255-6929 to learn more about dental implants!