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. We will meet with you to thoroughly evaluate your dental health and discuss your cosmetic goals to see if dental implants are right for you. If you qualify for dental implants, we will create a personalized treatment plan in their Buford, GA dentist office.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth, in the form of a custom dental crown, dental bridge, or denture which is permanently secured in the jaw with a tiny, titanium post. This titanium (a strong but light metal) post is surgically implanted into the jawbone beneath the gum line. The post acts like a tooth root, stimulating healthy bone growth to avoid jaw shrinkage which often occurs after tooth loss.
Parts of the Dental Implant
A dental implant is made up of 3 parts; the implant post, the abutment, and the prosthetic tooth.
Implant post – This is the bottom part of the dental implant that is surgically imbedded into your jaw bone, below the gum line. It is cylinder shaped and resembles a screw. It’s made up of bio-compatible titanium that will eventually fuse to the jaw bone creating a permanent and secure bond. This titanium post will act as the tooth root. Your Buford, GA dentist will work with a local surgeon or periodontist to have the post surgically implanted.
Abutment – This is a small part that connects to the implant post. Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry will connect the abutment to the implant post after it has fully fused to the bone. It usually takes around 3-6 months for it to fuse. The abutment will screw right on to the implant post and will sit right at the gum line. This part will support the dental prosthesis.
Prosthetic tooth – The prosthetic tooth can be a dental crown for a single missing tooth. The dental crown is typically cemented or screwed on to the abutment. A dental bridge or denture will be used for multiple missing teeth. They can be secured to the abutment by simply snapping them in to place. The prosthetic tooth is the part that will look like a tooth (teeth) and will be color matched to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Learn More About Dental Implants
- Benefits of 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
To learn more about the benefits of dental implants in Buford, GA, contact Lanier Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today for a consultation. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry to discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget.