Did you know that most American adults are missing at least on tooth? Missing teeth can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Missing teeth can also have serious consequences for your oral health, including shifting teeth positions and bone loss. Fortunately, there are many options available to replace a missing tooth, and one of the most popular is with single-tooth implants.
Single-tooth implants are used to replace individual teeth that are either missing or too damaged to restore. If you are considering dental implants, Dr. Tantuco and Dr. Chong will first need to examine your mouth and jaw to see if you are a suitable candidate. This may include taking X-rays or performing other examinations.
The implant process begins with the placement of the post, a biocompatible titanium screw that acts as a new root. Over a period of time, the bone actually bonds to the post in a process known as osseointegration. Once this is complete, the post will be ready to receive a dental crown.
This new crown will be custom-made to match your natural teeth perfectly. It requires no special maintenance or care. You just need to brush and floss your new smile like normal.
To learn more about single-tooth dental implants in Sandy Springs, Georgia, please call Vernon Woods Dental Care Associates at 404-692-7913 today!