Dental Implants - Harris County, GA
A Beautiful, Complete Smile Can Be Yours Again
Dental implants have transformed the way we replace teeth. Traditional tooth replacement methods only restored those parts of teeth visible above the gum line, but dental implants in Harris County replace the vital root structure for a more natural looking and feeling result. Whether patients are missing one tooth or a full arch, dental implants can be used to support a custom dental prosthetic that replaces teeth and completes smiles. Contact our team to find out more or schedule a dental implant consultation today. We welcome Hamilton residents as well as patients from LaGrange and other nearby communities.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a wealth of benefits compared to non-implant retained options in tooth replacement. Some of the most significant advantages include the following:
- A comprehensive replacement option: Dental implants replace the missing tooth’s root as well as the visible portion that helps you chew and speak.
- A long-lasting solution: When cared for properly, dental implants can stay stable and healthy for a lifetime.
- High success rate: Dental implant procedures are estimated to be 95% successful.
- Natural function: Because the tooth’s root is replaced in addition to the crown, a dental implant will function just like the teeth you were born with.
- Enhanced esthetics: Dental implants look highly natural.
- A more conservative treatment: Unlike with a fixed bridge, placing a dental implant requires no alteration (damage) to the teeth that surround the gap.
Indications for Dental Implants
Dental implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth from anywhere in the jaw. The indications for this tooth replacement option are listed below.
Missing Single Tooth
In cases where a single tooth has been lost, a dental implant post can replace the crown and root without damaging the teeth that surround the gap. First, the post is surgically placed and given time to heal together with the jaw. Then, the prosthetic crown will be affixed to an abutment on top of the implant post.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Replacing multiple missing teeth with an implant-retained bridge will restore your ability to eat and speak with ease while also reducing the risk that you will lose even more teeth. Two to three implant posts can be used to retain a partial denture or bridge.
Missing All Your Teeth
Patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw can enjoy the stability of a full implant-retained denture.
Implant Retained Prosthetics
In case of more extensive tooth loss, we will likely recommend dental implant supported partials and dentures. Like their traditional counterparts, the implant-retained solutions combine replacement teeth supported by a gum-colored base. Rather than attaching the base with clasps to remaining healthy teeth or molding the base to create suction between the denture and gums, these prosthetics are supported by four to six strategically positioned dental implant posts. We offer both fixed and removable options to ensure ideal comfort for any patient.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants cost more than other options in tooth replacement. Some of the factors which influence the price of this method include the fact that it is a 2-step procedure. First, the implant posts will be placed -- and then, after a several months long healing process, they will be exposed once more. Connecting abutments are placed and then the prosthetic teeth are placed. This method requires several visits to the dentist with anesthesia and the use of state-of-the-art tools and technology. However, because dental implants will last longer than, say, a traditional fixed bridge, you may end up saving more on replacements in the long-term. Whatever the cost, dental implants are a worthy investment in your smile!