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Dental Implants

So, you have lost a tooth or maybe even several teeth. Your first thought is probably, “What am I supposed to do now?”  At Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA,  Dr. Morton, can help determine if dental implants are the right solution for you.

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Implants, in dentistry, have been around over 30 years now. It's becoming more standard of care in a lot of different situations for patients. Oftentimes, patients that thought they were only able to get dentures, or partial dentures, or had to do something like a bridge, are able to get implants that allow them to have a stable bite, something they can chew with confidently. They don't have to worry about using adhesives or stuff getting up underneath the bridges, or dentures, or partials, or any of these removable appliances. Oftentimes, patients say, 'Wow. It's just like having my natural teeth again.'

What Are Dental Implants?

Some people think that getting a dental implant means that they are getting a replacement tooth. This is only partially true. What you also get with a dental implant is a replacement tooth root, which is much more useful. You can use dental bridges or dentures to fill open spots in your smile, but you won’t have the level of stability your real tooth provided if you don’t have a dental implant to hold the replacement tooth in place. Dr. Morton will gently place the dental implant into the open spot in your jawline. From there, you have several options available for replacing your tooth.

What Types Of Dental Implants Does Mint 32 Dentistry Offer?

At Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA, we use standard dental implants for our procedures. This type of dental implant is trusted in the industry for nearly all implant applications, and it will be able to serve you well for either your upper or lower jaw. We can provide several different implant applications depending on your situation.

  • Single-Tooth Replacement – This is one of the simpler replacement options: one missing tooth, one dental implant, and then a crown placed on top of the implant to fill out your smile. This crown is different from the traditional crown that acts like a cap and goes over an existing tooth. This type of crown is not a cap but an actual solid replacement tooth that is designed to handle the biting forces in your mouth.
  • All-on-4 and All-on-6 – This application is used to replace a whole arch of teeth with four, six, or more dental implants. Dr. Morton strategically places the implants around your dental arch, with two angled at the back of your jaw for stability, and then attaches a dental restoration to the implants. Many of our patients prefer the Prettau bridge made of zirconium to give a perfectly natural look. This gives you the look and function of a full arch of teeth without using an implant for every missing tooth.
  • Implant-Supported Dentures – Dental implants are able to give you a superior level of support and stability when used with dentures. Implant-supported dentures use a few implants to keep your denture in place. A bar runs from one implant to the others and attaches to the back of the denture to keep it in place. This eliminates the need for messy denture adhesives and restores the full look of your smile.
  • Implant-Retained Dentures – These are similar to implant-supported dentures in that they use dental implants to secure dentures. The implants have ball fixtures placed on top of them, and the denture has matching receptacles on the underside to snap into the balls. The denture is placed onto the balls, and you are now in possession of a full smile, with the superior support and stability that dental implants are able to provide.

At Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA, Dr. Morton can also do immediate placement of dental implants after your extraction. This means you’ll have no additional appointments or healing time for implant surgery, and you can get to living your life with your new smile much more quickly.

What Makes Dental Implants The Right Choice?

Dental implants provide two important benefits that fixed bridges and traditional dentures do not.

Stability – Your dental implants do something that no other tooth replacement option can. That is bond with your dental structure. The process of osseointegration means your dental implants actually become part of your jawbone, and that gives you a level of stability unmatched by any other tooth replacement.

Protect Against Bone Loss – When you lose a tooth, you open up more than just a spot in your smile. You now have an open spot in your jawbone. Over time, this spot will be the source of deterioration in your bone. Think of people who have lost their teeth and how their faces looked caved in or shriveled. That is due to bone loss. A dental implant is able to fill that spot and prevent bone loss from occurring. This keeps your jaw full and healthy.

Call Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA office for dental implants appointment. You can reach us at 770-901-2719. You can schedule your appointment using our online form as well.

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