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, practice. 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.
Let's Talk About Dental Implants 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 at (706) 563-3225.
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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 gum line using special tools. Root planing smooths the root surface to prevent bacteria from attaching in the future.
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Dental Implant Treatment Timeline
Day of Procedure
We work with some of the best oral surgeons near our practice, ensuring our patients receive high-quality care.
The restoration you receive will depend on the number of teeth being replaced. At Columbus Aesthetic & Family Dentistry, we can provide you with an implant-supported:
- 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.