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Find out why dental implants have become one of the most popular tooth replacement treatments.

Dental implants have been giving patients of Augusta, GA dentist Dr. John D. Massey a new smile and a new lease on life. A toothless Dental Implant smile can wreak havoc on your appearance, oral health and self-esteem, but implants can change all that. Find out if implants could benefit your smile.

How do dental implants work?

When you get dental implants to replace missing teeth you will get a dental restoration that will both look and function just like a real tooth. After talking with your cosmetic dentist in Augusta to make sure that implants are the best option for you, here are the treatment steps you can expect:

  • The metal implant (usually made from titanium) is designed to act just like tooth roots and is surgically placed into the jawbone. The implant naturally melds together with the bone to become a permanent foundation from which to hold a dental crown, bridge or dentures. Osseointegration, the natural bonding of the metal implant with the jawbone, is the success behind this lifelong dental work.
  • Once the implant has become part of the jawbone your dentist in Augusta will then place an abutment over top of the implant. An abutment is an extender or connector that attaches the dental crown to the implant.
  • Depending on the type of implant you get we will determine whether we can place a dental crown on right away or whether you will need to wait a couple weeks after this procedure before we can place the false tooth.

Are dental implants right for me?

If you are living with tooth loss in Augusta, there’s a very good chance that implants could work for you. If you are looking for dental work that will replace your tooth for the rest of your life then implants are usually the best option. Here are some other factors to consider that will determine whether implants are right for you:

  • If you have good general and oral health
  • If you aren’t dealing with any untreated long-term health problems like gum disease or heart disease
  • If you aren’t dealing with a compromised immune system or aren’t undergoing chemotherapy
  • If you are an adult
  • If you are a non-smoker

The only way to determine whether implants are right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Massey. If you are ready to regain your smile turn to Augusta SmileCare today.

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