Tooth loss can not only compromise the appearance of your smile, it can also lead to diminished oral health. Fortunately, dental implants offer the best way to restore the beauty and function of your smile and also halt jawbone recession.
Dental implants are small metal posts that are surgically placed in the jaw, where they function as artificial tooth roots. Dr. Brett Helton will work closely with you to plan your dental implants treatment at his Columbus, GA, practice and coordinate with a skilled oral surgeon for implants placement. After the implants have healed, they can provide a crown, bridge, or denture with an unparalleled level of stability. To schedule an appointment and learn more, contact our practice today.
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Dental implants can be used to help replace a single missing tooth or an entire row. In order to qualify for treatment, you should be in good oral and overall health. Furthermore, your jawbone must be strong enough to support the implant posts. If we find that jawbone recession is precluding you from treatment, we may recommend a bone grafting procedure to help restore lost bone volume.
Once we determine you are a good candidate, we will refer you to an oral surgeon in the area for implants placement. We maintain relationships with some of the finest specialists near our practice, so can rest assured that you will receive the highest standards of care. Following surgery, the implants will be left to heal for four to six months so that they can completely fuse with the surrounding jawbone. You will return to our practice after the implants have healed to have your custom crown, bridge, or denture secured firmly in place.
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 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 craft crowns and bridges in our office for improved turnaround times.
Restoring your smile with dental implants offers a range of benefits, including:
Unmatched stability: Unlike traditional types, implant-supported restorations will never move out of place, so you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Exceptional comfort: Your restoration will be fabricated based on your unique features to help prevent soft tissue irritation and ensure a balanced bite.
Improved oral health: Since dental implants fuse directly with the jawbone, they help to return stimulation to the area and halt bone recession. Dental implants are the only restorative treatment that can provide this benefit.
To review your candidacy for dental implants, schedule an appointment at Columbus Aesthetic & Family Dentistry today.
2570 Brookstone Centre Pkwy
Columbus, GA 31904
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