Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Buford: Your Questions Answered

Dental Implants

A dental implant in Buford is a prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. Essentially, it is a small titanium post/fixture that is inserted into the jawbone, on top of which a single cap, a fixed bridge, a partial denture, or full denture can be attached.

Once the implant integrates to your bone, a structure called an abutment is connected to the implant and then the artificial tooth/teeth are attached. Therefore, there are 3 parts to an “implant tooth” – the dental implant itself, the abutment, and the artificial tooth.

Following are answers to the most commonly asked questions we receive:

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants in Buford?

Almost anyone who is missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth are candidates for dental implants.

How Much Do Implants Cost and Does Insurance Cover the Cost?

In general, the cost of replacing a single tooth with a dental implant is almost the same as replacing it with a regular fixed bridge. Dental implant treatment may qualify for some insurance coverage, but situations vary.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants in Buford?

When a single permanent tooth or multiple teeth are lost due to dental decay or gum disease, dental implants can now replace them as the 3rd set of fixed teeth! Dental implants can last a lifetime and can improve your appearance, your confidence, and your ability to eat the foods you like, and participate in an active lifestyle, without worrying about your teeth.

Do Dental Implants Last?

Conscientious home care by the patient and regular professional cleanings and check-ups are essential elements for dental implant sustainability. Each patient is different, and success relies upon diagnosis and planning, medical history, and a variety of other factors.

Are Dental Implants Removable like Dentures?

Dental Implants Removable like Dentures

No, dental implants are fixed solidly in the bone and allow teeth to be replaced in a manner that is closest to natural teeth.

What Is the Success Rate of Dental Implants in Buford?

For a healthy individual with good oral hygiene and good health, dental implants are predictably successful with reported success rates above 90-95 percent.

What If I Want “Metal-Free” Implants?

titanium dental implant

There is no such thing as “metal-free” teeth. Almost all materials used for teeth replacements have some sort of metal ions in them. Currently, there are no proven alternatives to titanium dental implants.

Can Dentures Be Made into Dental Implants in Buford?

It may be possible to have implants placed beneath existing dentures to aid in the stabilization and support for those dentures, but this could only be done if the current dentures were otherwise in excellent condition.

How Do Dental Implants Help If I Have Full Dentures or Partial Dentures?

Dental Implants Help If I Have Full Dentures

Actually, implants are most commonly used in patients who wear full or partial dentures. They can be used to provide retention and support for a removable implant overdenture, which basically snaps on the implants!

Dental implants have become the most popular treatment for the replacement of missing teeth. If missing teeth are ruining your smile, they don’t have to! Call our office today to schedule a consultation to find out if you are a candidate for dental implants in Buford.