Dental Implants – Roswell, GA
Replace Missing Teeth Seamlessly & Functionally
Missing teeth can be embarrassing, leading to people hiding their smiles and losing their self-esteem. They can also cause other teeth to shift out of place and make it difficult to speak or eat correctly. The team led by Dr. Kakadia and Dr. Kataria at Roswell Modern Dentistry is aware of the hardship a missing tooth can create, which is why we often recommend dental implants so that our patients can regain their self-confidence, improve their health, and approach life boldly. Call our office today if you are interested in scheduling a dental implant consultation.
Why Choose Roswell Modern Dentistry for Dental Implants?
- Beautiful, Long-Lasting Restorations
- Caring, Experienced Dental Team
- Comfortable, Welcoming Office
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants go a step further than traditional bridges and dentures. In addition to filling in any gaps in your smile, they can also mimic the functions of your tooth roots. This allows them to keep your new teeth firmly secured in place while also stimulating the jaw in order to prevent bone loss. Dental implants have three main components: an implant post that is placed in the jaw, a restoration that acts as your new tooth or teeth, and an abutment that connects the restoration to the post.
The 4-Step Dental Implant Process
The process of getting dental implants needs to be personalized according to each patient’s needs, but it generally follows these four steps:
- Initial Consultation: Step one is to confirm that you are qualified to have dental implants placed. We will examine your mouth and jawbone to determine if the procedure is right for you. Before the dental implant process can move forward, your gums need to be healthy, and your jawbone needs to be strong. Our team will let you know if bone grafting or other preliminary treatments will be required prior to dental implant surgery.
- Dental Implant Placement: The next step in the process is placing the metal implant post. Said post is surgically inserted in the jawbone in order to create a durable, synthetic root system that rivals the strength of natural tooth roots.
- Osseointegration/Abutment: The dental implants will fuse with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This normally takes around 3 to 6 months. After osseointegration, a metal connector piece called an abutment can be secured to each dental implant post.
- Final Restoration: Impressions will be taken to design a crown, bridge, or denture that can seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth. The completed restoration will be attached to the implant posts thanks to the abutments.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many reasons why an increasing number of people are choosing dental implants to rebuild their smiles after tooth loss. The sturdy implant posts make it possible to enjoy most foods without issue, and they eliminate the risk of your new teeth slipping out of place at awkward moments. On top of that, dental implants can help you maintain a strong, healthy jawbone. And if you take good care of them, they can last for 30 years or more – far longer than a traditional bridge or denture.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
You may be a candidate for dental implants if you have lost at least one tooth, have good oral and general health, and have plenty of bone density in your jaw. The specifics of the dental implant process will vary based on your circumstances:
Missing One Tooth
When a single tooth is missing, a dental implant post can be inserted into the gap where it used to be. The post will be able to support a crown once it has finished fusing with the jawbone. An implant-supported crown will allow you to enjoy a complete, dazzling smile again, and it will prevent your other teeth from drifting out of place.
Missing Multiple Teeth
You can replace multiple teeth in a row with a dental bridge supported by two dental implants. Unlike a traditional bridge, an implant bridge can be placed without making any changes to the teeth that you still have. Note that if you are missing teeth in different parts of your mouth, you may be able to fill in all the gaps at once with an implant-supported partial denture.
Missing All Teeth
As little as four dental implants can be used to secure a full denture in place. That means you can replace an entire row of missing teeth with just a few implant posts. In many cases, implant dentures can be designed to stay fixed in place, allowing you to care for them as if they were natural teeth (i.e., brushing them twice a day instead of taking them out for cleanings).
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
To give you an idea of the amount you can expect to pay for dental implants, our team will explain the factors that influence the overall cost, including the possible need for preliminary procedures, the number of implant posts, and the type of restoration used. On top of that, we will help you explore your options for making your treatment more affordable. For example, dental insurance may help pay for parts of the treatment, such as the restoration.