There is nothing closer to a natural tooth than a dental implant. They offer a permanent solution for missing teeth with a success rate of over 95%. Our dentists have embraced dental implants and promote them to patients who have lost teeth. If you are looking for a long-term, permanent solution for missing teeth, ask Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry about dental implants.
Dental implants are used to:
- Replace a single tooth that is missing or broken
- Restore teeth with significant decay
- Replace multiple teeth
- Anchor a denture
Dental Implants in Buford, GA
You don’t have to suffer from a lack of confidence in your appearance. Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry at Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can restore your smile with dental implants.
Dental implants are replacement teeth that are affixed to your jaw with a titanium post. Because they are attached to your jaw, the dental implants look and feel just like your natural tooth. Unlike dentures or bridges, you don’t have to worry about damaging the implants by eating certain foods, your speech won’t be affected by the implants, and they won’t slide or become loose. They look and feel so natural that you may even forget that you have them.
The process takes place over several months:
Consultation & Evaluation – Each patient starts his/her treatment with a comprehensive evaluation from your dentist. The dentist will inspect your teeth, gums and mouth and determine if dental implants are right for you. It is important that you have adequate bone structure to secure the implant in place.
Our dentists will create a personalized treatment plan and coordinate treatment with an oral surgeon or periodontist who will place the implant.
Implantation – Working from your treatment plan, an oral surgeon or periodontist will place the implant into the bone. It is a tiny titanium post that will serve as the root for the prosthetic tooth. Strategic planning is crucial to the long term success and comfort of the final restoration.
The implant will be given 3 to 6 months to heal. During this time, you may have a temporary dental crown or bridge in place for cosmetic purposes.
Implant Restoration – Once the implant has completely healed and fused to the bone, it will be uncovered, and Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry will secure the dental crown in place. The dental crown is typically made of porcelain and looks like a living tooth. It will be permanently fixed to the dental implant.
After Care – Dental implants require very little special care. In fact, most people forget they have them. You will be able to floss and brush them just as you do your natural teeth. Routine visits to the dentist will be important to ensure long term health and function.
Learn More About Dental Implants
- What Are Dental Implants?
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants FAQs
- Types of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants for Multiple Missing Teeth
- Single Dental Implant for Missing Tooth
Schedule a Consultation for Dental Implants
Find out why dental implants are the preferred solution for missing teeth by both dentists and patients. If you have been hiding your smile because of missing or badly damaged teeth, Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can help. We can restore your smile to its former look with dental implants, as well as other cosmetic dental procedures. Contact Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Buford, GA by scheduling a consultation online today.