If you are missing natural teeth, only dental implants can fully restore your ability to chew, speak, and smile with confidence.
At Columbus Aesthetic & Family Dentistry, Dr. Brett Helton partners with top oral surgeons to offer patients complete implant treatment.
If you are considering dental implants, read on to discover how our practice in Columbus, GA, can serve you.
What Are Dental Implants?
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported restorations will never move out of place. Dental implants can help you eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Your restoration will be custom-fabricated based on impressions of your unique features taken at our Columbus, GA, dental office. This helps prevent soft tissue irritation and ensures a balanced bite.
Improved Oral Health
Because dental implants fuse directly to the jawbone, they help prevent bone recession. Dental implants are the only restorative treatment in dentistry that can provide this benefit. Implants also prevent neighboring teeth from shifting.
More Attractive Smile
Implant-supported restorations designed at our office in Columbus, GA, are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. They can also fill gaps in your smile that result from a missing tooth or several missing teeth.
If properly taken care of, dental implants can last a lifetime. The lifespan of your prosthetic will depend on the type of restoration and the material used to craft it.
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Request a Consultation Today
Are you tired of living with missing teeth? It's time to discuss dental implants with an experienced, trustworthy dentist. Contact Columbus Aesthetic & Family Dentistry in Columbus, GA, to schedule a dental implant consultation.
When you meet with Dr. Helton for an initial consultation, he will examine your bite and determine your candidacy for implant treatment. Then, he will design a unique treatment plan just for you and answer any questions you have about dentistry.
To request your consultation, contact us online or give our dental office a call:
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The Hybrid Prosthesis The Best Solution for Full-Arch Restoration
Traditional dentures that look artificial and slip out of place are not the only option for patients who have lost a full arch of teeth. Dr. Helton can combine his artistic capabilities with sophisticated dental technology to produce a hybrid prosthesis, a custom-designed restoration that replicates the appearance and function of a natural dental arch. In certain cases, a hybrid prosthesis can be attached to as few as four dental implants.
If we find that jawbone recession is precluding you from treatment, we may recommend a bone grafting procedure. During a bone graft, an oral surgeon will make a small incision in your gums and place grafting material to replace recessed tissue. Recovery usually takes around three months.
A sinus lift can help address inadequate bone tissue in the upper jaw, and restore your candidacy for implants. The procedure is similar to a bone graft. Bone tissue or grafting material is used to lift the sinus membrane to ensure that dental implants will not disturb these soft tissues.
If you have advanced gum disease, our Columbus practice offers cleanings as well as root planing and scaling to treat your condition. Scaling removes tartar and plaque below the gumline using special tools. Root planing smooths the root surface to prevent bacteria from attaching to the tooth in the future.
Not Sure if You Qualify for Implants? Request a Consultation Today
If you suffer from tooth loss and other oral health issues, your treatment options may seem overwhelming. We are here to help. During your initial consultation at our Columbus dental practice, your dentist will examine your mouth and discuss your goals to determine the best course of treatment. He will also explain your options so you can make an educated decision regarding your oral health.
Get started on your smile restoration journey. Find out if you are a candidate for implants by requesting a consultation at our dental practice in Columbus, GA. You can fill out our online form and a team member will contact you to schedule an appointment. You can also give us a call at:
"I feel so happy and lucky to have found Columbus Aesthetic & Family Dentistry. Dr. Helton and the entire staff are genuinely warm and welcoming. They embraced me as if I was a long-time patient and honestly, I do feel like part of their family. If you're looking for the right place to provide professional work and at the same time, make you feel like family, then I highly recommend you try Columbus Aesthetic & Family Dentistry--you will not be disappointed!" nyqban21
Dental Implant Treatment Timeline
We work with some of the best oral surgeons near our practice, ensuring our patients receive high-quality care.
- Crown: To replace a single missing tooth, we offer implant-supported crowns made of porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-porcelain, and all-zirconia.
- Bridge: These restorations are used to replace up to three consecutive teeth in a row. We offer implant-supported bridges made from a variety of materials.
- Denture: Implant-supported dentures are used to replace several teeth or an entire arch.
- In addition to working with high-quality dental labs in the area, we also have a CEREC® (chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics) machine that allows us to quickly craft crowns and bridges right in our office.
Ready for a Healthier Smile? Request a Consultation
Dr. Brett Helton and his team strive to make your experience at Columbus Aesthetic & Family Dentistry comfortable, efficient, and effective. Our staff uses the best technology in the industry to accurately plan treatment and we work with the best oral surgeons in the area to perform your implant placement surgery.
For a safe and comfortable experience, call to request a consultation at our Columbus office:
"I have never had such an pleasant experience at an dentist office before. The staff is courteous, respectful, knowledgeable, and saw to my every need. Dr Helton is extremely skilled and finished my crown with the least amount of discomfort. I highly recommend him and his services."
Nervous About Treatment? We Offer Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Some forms of sedation take time until a patient can feel their relaxing effects. The effects of nitrous oxide occur within two to three minutes so you can feel relaxed and get started on your treatment quickly.
Wears Off Quickly
Nitrous oxide works quickly and wears off quickly. Our dentist may ask patients to remain at the office for about 15 minutes, so any potential side effects have time to wear off, but many patients can drive themselves home.
No Needles Involved
Intravenous (IV) sedation may seem intimidating if you don't like needles. With nitrous oxide, your dentist places a mask over your nose so you can comfortably breathe in the nitrous oxide gas. The process is safe and effective without being invasive.
Financing Is Available
The cost of dental implants isn't covered by insurance, but your insurance plan may cover or contribute to the cost of your crown, bridge, or denture. Our staff feels strongly about the positive benefits that dental implants can have and the long-term stability they provide, so we accept CareCredit® financing, which allows patients who qualify to make monthly payments at low to no interest.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
Q. Does implant placement hurt?
A. No. Your oral surgeon will numb the area using local anesthetic. They might also recommend sedation options to ensure you are completely relaxed during treatment. Some discomfort is expected after your surgery. It can usually be easily managed at home with pain medications, a soft diet, and applying cold compresses.
Q. How long will my dental implants last?
A. Dental implants are made of durable titanium. These titanium posts are designed to last a lifetime. However, it is important to remember that your denture, dental crown, or dental bridge will wear over time and eventually need replacing. With proper care and maintenance, your restoration can last for 15 years or more.
Q. How much do dental implants cost?
A. The cost of your dental implant and restoration will vary depending on a variety of factors, such as the number of implants needed, the type of restoration, whether you use sedation, and the type of material your restoration is made of. In order to receive an accurate estimate, it's important to request a consultation with our team.
Q. I have some natural teeth. Will my implant-supported restoration match?
A. We will take special care to precisely shade-match your restoration so that it blends with the surrounding teeth. This is particularly important for front teeth or a single-tooth restoration. We can also perform cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening to enhance any remaining teeth and further enhance the appearance of your smile.