If your past has included the traumatic experience of losing teeth as an adult, we have a chance for you to change your future.
Let’s face it, you likely don’t look or feel much like your old fun and friendly self. Plus, your health and your confidence are slowly deteriorating right before your eyes. So, what can be done in this new year? For starters, you can contact Mint 32 Dentistry when you are finished reading this post to schedule your restorative dentistry consultation with our resident smile expert, Dr. Morton!
In the meantime, we would like to work through some commonly asked questions associated with our dental implant procedure (which is the best permanent tooth loss solution currently available).
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small rods made of titanium that resemble a screw. They are surgically inserted into your jaw and attached to replacement teeth to create a resilient new smile.
After implants are inserted, they immediately begin to merge with the bone in your jaw and act as the roots of your teeth, which ensure that you don’t fall victim to bone and gum tissue loss.
Will The Implant Surgery Hurt?
No. Even if you are especially sensitive, we will do everything possible to make it a pain-free and pleasant experience for you. That includes employing sedation dentistry techniques to guarantee that your visit is smooth and comfortable.
For patients who would like to be or need to be sedated for their care, we have two sedation options. We offer nitrous oxide, which will give you a mild sedation and take the edge off of your nerves. You will still be conscious and able to drive yourself home. For those who would like something a bit stronger, we offer oral sedation. This can be mild to moderate depending on your needs. You will still be awake but extremely relaxed, and you will need to get a ride home as it will take several hours for the effects to wear off.
It really is an easy process with us.
Are Dental Implants Comfortable?
Yes! Our implants are crafted to feel like your natural teeth. The artificial tooth, or crown, is custom-made to fit your mouth. It will be the right size, shape, and color to blend in with the rest of your teeth. No one will know it isn’t the real thing. You will even forget that fact yourself, once you get used to it.
How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
A long time! You see, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime but they will require some maintenance, just like your real teeth.
Brushing twice a day for two or more minutes, flossing and rinsing regularly, and visiting your Alpharetta, GA dentist every three to six months will keep you on track.
The nice thing is that, according to recent studies, dental implants can actually add years to your life! Who wouldn’t want that?
Will Implants Be The Best Solution For Me?
Could be! The best candidates for dental implant surgery are folks who are in good health overall. Here’s the deal: your jaw bone must also be thick and tall enough to support the implant.
When you are here for your consultation, Dr. Morton will evaluate your mouth and jaw and determine the best way to restore the missing teeth. Before you know it, you’ll be back on the good road in terms of health and appearance. But you will have to come in and see for yourself. What are you waiting for?
Can I Start Today?
Yes! If you would like to learn more about dental implants and get started with your transformation, you can schedule a consultation today with Dr. Morton by calling our Alpharetta, GA dental office at 770-901-2719. One way or another, we’ll get you smiling big again in 2017!