Why Should I Get Dental Implants

If you’re scheduled for a tooth extraction or are already missing one or a couple of your real teeth, you might be weighing your tooth replacement options. One of the tooth restoration options to consider is dental implants. They are the most popular and sought after option due to the unparalleled benefits they offer when it comes to comfort, aesthetics, and functionality. Here at Heritage Dental Associates in Fayetteville, GA, Dr. Jeff Kendrick frequently uses dental implants to restore lost teeth.

How Can I Benefit From Dental Implants?

  • Functionality: The titanium dental implant tooth root will effortlessly fuse to your jawbone, preventing its deterioration, and creating a durable foundation for chewing.
  • Aesthetics: Dental implants look undeniably similar to your real teeth, especially when topped with porcelain dental crowns that will be customized to fit with and look like your other teeth.
  • Durability and Easy Maintenance: Implants need the exact same oral hygiene routine you do for your real teeth. This means that you just have to brush them and floss them thoroughly every single day and get them professionally cleaned and examined by your dentist in Fayetteville, GA, regularly. While dental implants won’t develop tooth decay, the gum tissues surrounding them could get infected or inflamed if you fail to care for them properly. When cared for properly, however, they could last for the rest of your life.
  • Comfort: Some people are not comfortable or just can’t wear other teeth replacement options due to gum soreness and other sensitivities. With dental implants, comfort won’t ever be an issue once the surgery site has healed.

When Should I Get Implants?

The longer you delay to replace a missing tooth, the faster the bone and gums below where your tooth was will deteriorate. Left unaddressed for a long time, you may have to undergo periodontal surgery or a bone graft surgery before having implants installed.

 If you still need to heal from another dental treatment or tooth extraction, you’ll have to wait until you’re fully healed to have the implants installed but if the gum tissue and bone in the site where the implant will be placed are generally healthy, then the procedure can be performed. 

Interested in Dental Implants? Talk to Us

Dial (770) 460-9795 to arrange an assessment of your case with Dr. Jeff Kendrick of Heritage Dental Associates here in Fayetteville, GA.