Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
Dental implants are such an incredible advancement in the field of dentistry. Options used to be limited to bridges and dentures when replacing missing teeth but today dental implants can make you feel like you have your real teeth back!
Using dental implants we are able to offer patients a solution to their missing teeth that help achieve permanent, confident smiles. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth.
Dental implants are also perfect for those who have lost all of their teeth because today we have special hybrid dentures that snap on to the dental implants. This makes the dentures function just like the teeth they are replacing.
The implant itself is a small device that looks like a screw, typically made of titanium, which is surgically placed into the jawbone. The implant will fuse to the jawbone itself, mimicking the structure of the tooth root. Once the dental implant has healed, a dental crown can be attached to replace a single tooth. To replace multiple teeth the implant can be used to anchor partial dentures or entire top or bottom dental arches.
The replacement teeth look and feel just as natural as the tooth that was lost – in some cases even better! Dental implants are designed to last the lifetime of the patient and can restore full function and beauty to your smile.
Find out more about dental implants by contacting Wilbanks Smile Center in Toccoa, GA today at 706-391-8777 to schedule your consultation.