Dental Implants in Suwanee

Suwanee Family Dentistry provides dental implants in Suwanee, GA. Call 678-714-2380 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

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What is a Dental Implant?

Replacements for natural tooth roots and dental implants are small titanium anchors placed in the jawbone. Once set, the anchors begin to fuse with the bone over a few months. After the fusing process, known as osseointegration, abutment posts are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the replacement teeth.

Dental implant placement can help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This presence of the implant in the bone can also help prevent future bone loss.

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Implant Supported Bridges

An implant supported bridge is a restorative solution for spaces where three or more adjacent teeth are missing. This restoration typically requires two implants to support the porcelain bridge. The bridge provides a functional and aesthetic replacement for a patient’s natural teeth.

What are the advantages of an implant supported bridge?

Because of the natural look and feel of the porcelain and the functional stability provided by the implants, implant supported bridges are an effective solution to replace multiple missing teeth.

A traditional bridge uses teeth on either side of the gap where teeth are missing for support. An implant supported bridge uses two or more dental implants rather than the adjacent teeth. When a bridge uses natural teeth for attachment, the natural teeth must be prepped for crowns and become subject to damaging stress which may be damaging – particularly if the existing tooth, roots, or surrounding bone structure are already compromised. A dental implant supported bridge replaces your missing teeth and avoids putting any additional stress on your natural teeth.

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Implant Supported Dentures

For patients missing many or all of their teeth, implant supported dentures may be an alternative to traditional dentures. This solution requires the placement of two or more implants. When replacing a full arch denture, a minimum of four implants is generally recommended. Eligibility for this solution is dependent upon several factors, with jaw bone density being one of the most significant determining factors.

Implants can support both full and partial dentures as well as both fixed and removable dentures.  If a removable denture is selected, the denture will “snap” onto the implant rather than requiring the use of denture paste or adhesives. Removable dentures can be taken out for cleaning at night.

Why should I consider implant-supported dentures over traditional dentures?

This technique offers many advantages over traditional dentures. While traditional dentures rely on an acrylic base that is held in place by a paste or adhesive, implant-supported dentures remain securely fixed in place with the implants acting as anchors. Using implants as supports for dentures allows for a smaller and more comfortable base and less shifting of the prosthesis during use. Patients will not experience the typical rocking and movement or gum irritation associated with dentures.

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Full Arch with 4 to 6 Implants

This unique implant solution offers patients who are missing all of their upper or lower teeth a more comfortable alternative to traditional dentures. Patients can often leave the same day with a full arch of teeth, reducing overall cost and healing time.

Using 4 to 6 implants as “anchors” as a base for a complete set of teeth provides a sturdier fit and minimal mobility for your denture. No adhesives and pastes are needed to secure your new denture, so you can remain confident while eating food and functioning normally. Also, with implant supported dentures, there is no plate covering the roof of the mouth, so speaking and eating are more natural and comfortable than with traditional dentures.

Call 678-714-2380 to schedule an appointment.