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Types of Dental Implants

Lanier Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offer dental implants to their patients in Buford, GA. Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry work with a local surgeon to provide many types of dental implants to help patients restore the appearance and function of their smile. They will monitor your entire dental implant treatment plan for consistent and quality dental care.

The number and location of your missing teeth as well as your oral health will determine the type of dental implants you will receive. Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry offer comprehensive dental exams in their Buford, GA dentist office. If you qualify for dental implants, they will create a personalized treatment plan for you that is tailored to your unique cosmetic goals, concerns, and budget.

Types of Dental Implants

Single Tooth Dental Implant – Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth. Even a single missing tooth can cause serious oral health issues. Dental implants are recommended to replace a single missing tooth. We will coordinate the surgical phase of the implant post in to your root canal. Once healed in about 3-6 months, the abutment will be attached, and a dental crown will be used to complete the restoration at our Buford, GA dentist office. The dental crown will be custom designed to aesthetically fit your smile.

Dental Implant Secured Bridge – A dental bridge is often used to replace several consecutively missing teeth. Traditionally, a dental bridge can be removable or fixed, attached to adjacent teeth using porcelain or metal. A dental bridge is secured using prepared adjacent teeth. With both of these options, the long term outcome is often less than desirable and may require replacement down the road as the loss of teeth impacts the jaw and fit of the bite over time. Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry usually recommend securing dental bridges with dental implants. Dental implants provide more structural support for the jaw and bite and need less maintenance.

Dental Implant Secured Denture – For a long time, dentures have been the only option for replacing a full set of missing teeth. Dentures are prone to slipping or falling out, causing embarrassment for patients. If you choose dentures to replace your missing teeth you now have the option to have a removable denture, or a dental implant secured denture. Our Buford, GA dentists will attach a hybrid denture to four strategically placed dental implants which will maintain healthy jaw bone structure. Dental implant secured dentures allow patients to enjoy a diet without restriction and can help patients feel more confident in their smile.

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