4200 Columbia Rd, Martinez, GA 30907



Although dental implants are not the only solution for missing teeth, they are becoming an increasingly popular option. If you compare implants to other tooth replacement options, it’s easy to see why. Dr. John Massey provides dental implant services at Augusta Smile Care in Augusta and Martinez, GA.

Augusta Dental Implants

Dental implants are comprised of a titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone, an abutment that is placed on top of the post, and a prosthetic tooth that is cemented to the abutment. They are durable and look perfectly natural. They function like natural teeth and do not move. Dental implants are long-lasting, up to twenty-five years. 

Tooth Supported Bridge

After Augusta dental implants, this is the next most common form of tooth replacement dentistry, particularly for a single missing tooth. Before fitting a tooth-supported bridge, your dentist will grind away part of the adjacent teeth to make room to attach the bridge. Because the bridge doesn’t stimulate bone growth, the area of jawbone beneath the bridge will erode over time. Bridges may last between 5 and 10 years.

Removable Dentures

Dentures fit on top of the gums to replace missing teeth, they can be partial or complete. Dentures can be uncomfortable and cause sore gums, particularly when you are first getting used to them. They can also shift and click as you eat or speak. You will need to remove them regularly to clean them and the natural bone beneath the dentures will erode over time. Although removable dentures cost less than other options, they will need replacing over time and this can be costly in the long run. Removable dentures typically last between 7 and 15 years.

Augusta and Martinez GA residents who would like to find out more about Augusta dental implants can reach Dr. John Massey of Augusta Dental Care at 706-868-1322 to schedule an appointment.

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4200 Columbia Road
Martinez, GA 30907