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What Is Included in a Dental Implant?

March 25, 2021
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Posted By: Lee Martin, DMD, LLC
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Dental implants in Garden City, GA mean more than a new tooth. This technology replaces the entire anatomy, including your lost root, making it a permanent tooth loss solution.

The implant itself is your replacement root. This is capped with an abutment, which is later topped with a dental crown (replacement tooth).

Tooth Replacement in Garden City, GA

We offer a range of tooth replacement options, including dental implants, dentures, partial dentures, and dental bridges. But the dental implant is the option that is most like a natural tooth because it comes with all the parts—root and tooth.

You can also opt for a few dental implants—typically up to six—to secure a dental bridge or a denture as well. This is a fantastic option for full or significant tooth loss.

The Dental Implant Process

Your dentist in Garden City evaluates your oral health, including your jawbone density and your sinus placement (the latter for upper implants). You may require pretreatments such as bone grafting if your jawbone shows significant deterioration.

If you are a good fit for dental implants, your dentist schedules your implant surgery. This means placing the tooth root in your jaw under anesthesia. The root is thin but strong and is usually made of durable titanium. Over time, this root integrates, and you’re ready for your abutment and replacement tooth—or prosthetic.

Once your entire implant is complete, you simply adopt an excellent oral hygiene routine and visit your dentist regularly. Between implant steps and following your dental crown, your dentist may provide more specific instructions based on your unique case.

Contact your 31408 Dentist for More Information on Quality Dental Implants

We like to help our patients make good decisions for their smiles. If you have questions, we are always happy to chat with you. If you’re ready to schedule an implant consultation, reach out to one of our helpful team members today.

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