Losing a tooth is a counterpart of losing confidence and motivation to smile and even speak.  There are various causes why teeth are extracted such as tooth decay or infection. To eliminate the problems associated with missing tooth, several restorations are offered. One of the dental restorations offered is the removable denture. However, some problems are associated with removable dentures are:

  • Uncomfortable to wear for it is larger than the normal teeth sometimes.
  • It affects the speech and may take a long time to before you could adjust.
  • Partial Dentures don’t last too long which will cause you to replace it every once in a while. Additionally, it has a high tendency to shrink or loosen.
  • It reduces the capacity of taste buds in the mouth to taste food.
  • Infections are more likely to happen.
  • The bone in the area of the missing will continue to shrink.

patient getting a dental checkup after getting dental implants

Dental Implants eliminate the discomfort and problems of wearing removable partial dentures. With dental implants, the confidence in eating, speaking and smiling is attainable.

An implant is the innovated way to replace the teeth that you lost without it looking artificial. It restores teeth in the most natural way available because it will be fused with the bone to provide a stable foundation. Dental Implants are offered at Downtown Atlanta Dentistry. We are committed to help and give quality dental service to the community of Atlanta and surrounding areas.

Advantages of Dental Implants

  • The bones and the gums that hold the teeth will be preserved.
  • Comfort is guaranteed for it is not removable and does not require messy adhesives to keep it in place.
  • Improves speech because it does not tend to slip, unlike removable dentures.
  • Functions like your natural teeth and improve chewing efficiency without discomfort and pain.
  • Implants last for many years, and with proper care, it could last a lifetime.
  • The function of taste buds in the mouth is not affected.

Disadvantages of Dental Implants

  • Dental Implants are costly than removable dentures
  • Surgical procedures are required for a dental implant which may cause swelling or pain, but it usually lasts for only a few days.
  • The crown or the false tooth of the implant is required to be replaced after 10 to 15 years.

Dental implants may cause a minimal discomfort during the procedure, but local anesthesia will be used. Since it is a surgery, mild soreness may be present after the process but can be treated with medications that the dentist will prescribe.

Aiming to restore your teeth as it was before? Schedule an appointment with Downtown Atlanta Dentistry for Dental Implants in Atlanta. We are located at 229 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.