A great smile can mean the difference in how you feel about yourself from the inside out. Dr. Oluyemi Workman, DDS, a general and cosmetic dentist at Braselton Smile Studio in Braselton, Georgia, offers dental implants for men and women of all ages. Braselton Smile Studio's exceptional team can replace severely damaged or missing teeth so you can enjoy your best smile. If you're ready to learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation today.
Dental implants, for many patients, are the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your own teeth due to an illness, a traumatic accident, or tooth decay, it can negatively impact your self-esteem. You might also avoid smiling, or eating foods you used to love. Dental implants help you bite, chew, and smile with confidence. They're sturdy, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
A dental implant is a metal post or frame that Dr. Workman surgically attaches to your jawbone, beneath your gums. The metal post becomes a permanent base for a replacement tooth. This screw-like post is like the root of your new tooth.
After the post is implanted and your mouth has healed, Dr. Workman attaches the new replacement tooth, or crown, to the metal post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, so they’re strong, stable, and don’t shift in your mouth. These metal posts also work to help dentures, crowns, and bridges stay firmly fastened to your jaw.
In addition to functioning, feeling, and looking like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following advantages:
If you’re missing a single tooth or a couple of teeth, you may be an excellent dental implant candidate. Your gums need to be healthy, and your jaw must be finished growing. Dental implants are an excellent solution for adults, not children.
You might also be a perfect candidate for implants if you’re ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures, or if you’re tired of having dentures that slip. Women or men who desire a more durable, long-term answer to dental work problems may be suitable candidates for implants. Meet with your dentist to learn more about your options for missing teeth and to see if implant treatment is the best solution for you.
Book an appointment online or call Braselton Smile Studio to take the first step toward a more confident smile.
The Typical Dental Implant Procedure Process
Extraction of natural tooth (if needed) Implant is then inserted into bone
The bone healing process takes place (Osseointegration)
Abutment is placed on the dental implant
Crown is then placed on abutment to replace original tooth