Dental Implants - the next best thing to Natural Teeth
Dental implants are fast-becoming the most popular solution for replacement of missing teeth and stabilization of dentures.
How they work
A small, surgical metal cylinder is placed in the area where the tooth is missing. Once the implant is firmly in place, it functions as a foundation for a restoration, such as a dental crown or bridge, or as an anchor to "lock" in a denture.
Advantages of Implants:
Specific and predictable
When teeth are missing, dental implants are often a more appealing solution than a dental bridge, which requires drilling of surrounding teeth for support. Often in the case of a single missing tooth, an implant and crown can be comfortably placed without disturbing other teeth.
Integration and preservation
For years, missing teeth have been associated with loss of jaw bone support due to lack of stimulation and blood flow between the teeth and jaw structures. Current research indicates that the placement of dental implants, in the absence of natural teeth, can help reduce the rate of bone loss.
A brighter future for denture-wearers
Not only do complete and partial dentures fit more securely with the addition of dental implants, these patients are more likely to retain bone and maintain their long-term ability to wear their dentures. Read more about Dentures.
Your Dental Team
At Dental Care Center, our facility is equipped and staffed to support multiple disciplines of dentistry; our team of general dentists and specialists, along with our on-site dental prosthetic laboratory, provides our patients with complete dental implant placement and restorative services in one location.
Your personal Dental Care Center dentist will work closely with our specialists and laboratory technician to design an implant restoration that supports your bite function and complements your smile.
Do you have missing teeth or a loose, uncomfortable denture? Dental implants could be the solution you have been waiting for! Contact Us to schedule a complimentary dental implant consultation with one of our doctors.
Dental Care Center
3432 Mercer University Drive Macon, GA 31204