Athens, GA residents discover the benefits implant dentistry
We all want beautiful, natural smiles. Unfortunately, dental problems do occur. A missing tooth or gap can cause embarrassment, making patients hide their smiles. Thankfully, there are options in dentistry to improve your smile. Dr. Brent Nail of Athens Oconee Dentistry in Athens, GA offers dental implants to fill the gaps from missing teeth.
What is a dental implant?
Just as it sounds, implants are dental devices implanted directly into the jaw. Implants provide stability for crowns or bridges to replace missing teeth. Cosmetically speaking, an implant topped with a dental crown looks beautifully natural.
For patients who are missing teeth, there are benefits to choosing implants. These advantages include the following:
- Implants can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth.
- They are stable and feel natural. With placement in the bone, the implant is secure and does not move.
- When a temporary or permanent crown has been placed on top, the stability of the implant provides comfort and a natural bite.
- Aesthetically speaking, the outcome with the implant and crown appear natural.
What is the process?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Nail will assess your needs. The implant is placed and given time to heal. A connector, or abutment, is attached to the implant. This allows for placement of your custom restoration. The custom crown is created to match your teeth. From consultation to completion, the implant process takes four to nine months depending on the complexity of the case. However, the result is a natural smile.
We want to give you a healthy, beautiful smile. If you are missing teeth, contact Dr. Brent Nail in Athens, GA. His friendly staff is available to answer your questions about dental implants and to address your general dentistry needs. Call (706) 549-2440 today to schedule a consultation appointment.