BYRD DENTAL GROUP

6740 Douglas Blvd A
Douglasville, GA 301352

Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

DENTAL IMPLANTS DOUGLASVILLE

A dental implant is a permanent replacement for a missing tooth. As opposed to dentures, which are artificial teeth affixed to a removable plate, implants are surgically affixed to the jawbone. The implants act as an anchor for an artificial tooth, and could be used in combination with bridges to take the place of multiple missing surrounding teeth. The dentist will put an implant on the teeth at either end of the space and attach a bridge to the two implants. The bridge functions as a noninvasive way to fill in the remaining missing teeth.

Complications Of Losing Teeth

Cosmetic: Losing a tooth can alter your physical appearance in a drastic way. If a tooth is lost in the front of the mouth, the smile will be noticeably different. If several of the front teeth are lacking, the lips lose their support and sink inward. The molars are designed to support the elevation of the face. Partial loss of the molars can result in bite-collapse, causing the front teeth to be pushed forward.

Emotional: When a person loses a tooth it often hurts their self confidence, causing them to hide their teeth around some people. This can make it challenging to smile, laugh, or even speak in social scenarios. A few even become withdrawn from others, and report depression-like conditions.

Oral Health: Losing a tooth might be uncomfortable and result in more than just cosmetic problems. Teeth rely on neighboring teeth for support and could become weaker when bordering teeth are lost. Losing a tooth may also result in bone loss in the jaw over time. Dental implants stimulate the bone, causing it to remain healthy longer.

Types Of Dental Implants

There are two types of dental implants, referred to as endosteal implants and subperiosteal implants. The dentist will help you choose which implants are most ideal for you.

Endosteal Implants– Endosteal implants are surgically placed into the jaw bone. It is carried out over two surgical procedures. The first surgery positions the implant, and the second surgery is to attach a post to the implant. Once the surgery is complete, a crown is positioned on the implant. When replacing a number of teeth, a bridge may be used between two implants.

Subperiosteal Implants– Subperiosteal implants are less invasive than endosteal implants. The dentist will surgically place a metal frame on the jawbone below the gum line. Once the gums are healed, the frame is fused to the jawbone. The posts that are attached to the frame are exposed and crowns are fixed to the posts. Subperiosteal implants could also support bridges whenever replacing multiple teeth.

Caring For Dental Implants

Dental implants are a very lucrative dental procedure when maintained properly. There are a few steps you are able to take to be sure your implants last. First, visit your dentist routinely. This is essential to your overall oral health, as well as preventative care. Catching a small concern before it becomes larger is the key to preserving the integrity of the implants. Then, be sure you are observing exceptional oral care at home by brushing and flossing on a daily basis. Avoid chewing on ice, hard candy, and other hard foods that might break your crowns. Finally, it is advised that you quit smoking or using tobacco products, as this damages the jaw bone.

BYRD DENTAL GROUP

6740 Douglas Blvd A
Douglasville, GA 30135

(770) 949-5600

HOURS

Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

LOCATION

We are located off of I-20 West in between Chapel Hill Rd and Bill Arp Rd. We are near the Arbor Place Mall on Douglas Blvd.

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