Dental implants are often referred to as the “gold standard” when it comes to tooth replacements. They have a very natural look and feel, and they function just like the real thing. Strong and durable as well, dental implants come as close as possible to simulating your natural teeth.
At Oak Road Dentistry, we offer comprehensive dental services such as general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry – including dental implants. Our highly trained team is skilled in providing quality service and we are dedicated to delivering it with compassionate care. When considering dental implants, there are many factors that go into creating a customized treatment plan that’s just right for you.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a type of dental restoration that often involves a metal post being implanted into the jaw bone, with an artificial tooth permanently placed atop the post via a connector called an abutment. Implants can be an excellent option for patients missing one or more teeth, and they can be used to support crowns, bridges, partial dentures and full dentures.
Dental implants work hard to help keep your mouth healthy and strong by maintaining jaw bone structure and preventing the sunken appearance to the face that can often occur with missing teeth. Dental implants are also a favorite solution for many dentists and patients alike because they allow for restoration of the damaged, decayed or missing tooth without compromise to additional existing, healthy teeth.
How Long Does It Take to Get Dental Implants?
Some dental practices may suggest that dental implants can be completed in one day, but the process is typically more involved than that and may require several visits. On the first visit, the metal post is surgically implanted into the jawbone. After the tissue has had time to heal and the implant has fused to the bone, the second step of the procedure occurs wherein the artificial tooth is permanently adhered to the metal post.
Depending on the type of dental implant needed – whether a single crown, a bridge spanning several affected teeth, partial dentures or full dentures – this will dictate the length of time to expect for the implants to be complete. Working with your dentist, you will establish a comprehensive treatment plan to prepare you for the procedure from start to finish, often ranging from a few weeks to a few months until you are fully healed and recovered. Implants typically last an average of up to 20 years and in some cases, a lifetime, so the treatment is an investment that will be well worth the time spent for the end result.
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At Oak Road Dentistry, we are highly skilled when it comes to all varieties of dental restorations, including dental implants. Our office in Snellville, GA is equipped with state-of-the-art technology backed by a team of caring, compassionate dental professionals that will work with you to create the treatment plan that’s right for you. Learn more about our dental implant options that will help restore your beautiful smile by contacting our office today at 770-985-9559 to schedule an appointment, or requesting an appointment online.