You may be one of the 120 million Americans who are missing at least one tooth. You may know one of the more than 35 million Americans who are missing at least one complete arch of teeth.
In either case, you deserve to know about the life-changing care that you can get with dental implants.
We’ve seen the benefits implants have provided to many people at our Marietta, GA dentist office, which is why we are so happy to offer this service. To learn more about this restorative service, either keep reading or schedule a consultation at Atlanta West Dentistry. Call 770-744-4619 now.
A Little History
August is Dental Implant Month, which makes it a good time to share some of the ways implants could improve your life or the life of someone you care about.
Modern implants, sometimes known as root-form implants, were developed in the 1960s by a Swedish physician. After around a decade of research, Dr. Per-Ingvar Brånemark placed his first implants in a human patient. That patient had his implants lived another 40-plus years, and he had his implants for the rest of his life.
The reason implants are so effective is because of a process called osseointegration. When titanium implants are placed in your jaw, the bone tissue attaches to them the same as it did to the roots of your natural teeth.
The makes dental restorations more stable and secure. It also means you can generate more power and force with each bite. It means you can have replacement teeth that are as close to the real thing as we can get in modern dental care.
And thanks to the development of mini implants, more people than ever can enjoy the benefits of this service, even if they have suffered bone loss because of their missing teeth.
Who Implants Can Help
Anyone who is missing any number of teeth could benefit from implants.
A person missing one tooth can lose up to 25 percent of the bone tissue in that part of their jaw within 12 months. The longer that tooth remains missing, the more likely you are to lose more teeth.
An implant-supported crown gives you a complete tooth replacement. It can prevent the bone loss that occurs when the root of a missing tooth remains missing.
For someone who is already missing multiple teeth, an implant-supported bridge is an excellent option. By placing two or more implants in your jaw, you can have a more secure restoration than a partial denture.
If you are missing a complete arch of teeth, implant-supported dentures can seem like a godsend. These dentures do not need adhesives to hold them in your mouth. And multiple studies have shown that people with implant-supported dentures can bite with nearly as much force as someone who has a full set of natural teeth.
Rebuild Your Smile & More
With standard or mini dental implants, you or someone you love can enjoy the confidence of a great smile and the security of knowing your replacement teeth will stay in your mouth. To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call 770-744-4619.