Tooth loss can happen for a variety of reasons, some of which are beyond your control. In addition to decay and disease, accidents, old injuries, and even your genetics can lead to missing teeth, which can impact not only the appearance of your smile but also your overall oral health. At Bella Hanono Family Dentistry in Alpharetta, Georgia, we offer patients a variety of options to replace missing teeth, and in turn, regain the function, appearance, and health of their smile. Many patients are interested in dental implants because of their many benefits.
Dental implants are one of the most popular options for tooth replacement, and for a good reason. While older tooth replacement options such as dentures and bridges effectively replace the visible portion of a missing tooth (the “crown”). They fail to provide the full function and oral health benefits of a natural tooth because they do not also replace the root of the lost tooth. This is where dental implants stand out! A dental implant is the closest imitation of a natural tooth because it is surgically placed into your jawbone, where it fuses with the bone to form an incredibly stable foundation for your new tooth. Additionally, dental implants are great for your smile because they:
The first step in getting a dental implant is to consult Dr. Bella Hanono to determine whether dental implants or another type of tooth replacement is the best option for you. If the supporting bone has already deteriorated in volume or density, a bone graft may be required before the implant can be placed. The implant placement occurs in one visit, after which it typically takes a few months for the implant to heal and fuse with the bone. Once this has happened, we will either place an abutment or attachment on the implant so that your new dental restoration (a crown, bridge, or denture) can be attached. We use the latest dental materials, such as durable porcelain that looks and feels like a natural tooth, to fabricate your new teeth so that you can smile with confidence again and enjoy long-lasting results. With good dental hygiene and regular visits to the dentist, dental implants can last a lifetime!
To learn more about the tooth replacement options that are a good fit for your specific oral health needs, budget, and treatment preferences, call Bella Hanono Family Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA, today! You can reach our office at (770) 343-4052 or can request your appointment online.