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Hamilton Family Dentistry
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222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
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222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
(706) 641-0432

Types of Dental Implants

February 15th, 2022

Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants provide the strong foundation needed for prosthetic teeth. Whether you need a dental bridge, a single prosthetic implant, all-on-4, or even partial dentures, we can utilize dental implants to provide the stability you need for proper chewing. Hamilton Family Dentistry is committed to your smile restoration, and we can provide the types of dental implants to secure your prosthetic teeth.

Subperiosteal Dental Implants vs. Endosteal Implants

Although these dental implants options were developed in the 1940s, endosteal implants are the only ones used regularly now. In rare cases when a patient does not have enough jawbone left, a subperiosteal dental implant is used. Endosteal implants were made from stainless steel, but they have primarily been made from titanium since 1965 because titanium is 3-4 times stronger than stainless steel. Greater strength means more stable and secure prosthetic teeth.

Types of Dental Implants

  • Single Tooth Replacement–When you are missing one tooth, a prosthetic tooth implant can be secured to your jawbone with a dental implant. Your jawbone will heal and accept the dental implant as if it were natural tooth roots. A dental crown combined with an abutment and an implant will restore the appearance and function of your smile. 
  • Dental Bridge Supported with Implants–If you are missing multiple teeth, a dental bridge can help fill  in your smile. Although dental bridges can be supported with the surrounding teeth, this can place unnecessary stress on your existing teeth. Dental implants can be used to secure the bridge to your jawbone for lasting strength. Artificial teeth implants will help you regain confidence in your smile and the ability to chew normally again. A dental bridge will also prevent your existing teeth from shifting out of place.
  • All-On-4–This restorative solution is ideal for patients with significant tooth loss or damage. The prosthetic teeth are anchored with just four dental implants.The All-On-4 procedure is a permanent solution to help a patient achieve a natural-looking and functional smile again.

If you have missing teeth and need a smile improvement, reach out to Hamilton Family Dentistry. You can schedule a consultation to hear all about the restoration options available for your smile!

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FAQ

  • How often should I visit your office?

    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits are the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.

  • What is periodontal disease?

    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.

  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?

    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t hesitate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.

  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?

    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.

  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?

    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.

  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?

    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:

    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?

    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.

  • How often should I visit your office?
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    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits are the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.

  • What is periodontal disease?
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    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.

  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?
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    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t hesitate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.

  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?
    image description

    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.

  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?
    image description

    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.

  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?
    image description

    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:

    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?
    image description

    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.

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