Dental Implant Athens AL
Most dentists suggest dental implants when patients need to have a replacement for their lost teeth.
These permanent prostheses use metal screws to anchor an artificial restoration - such as a dental bridge, a dental crown, or dentures.
When you visit us at Singing River Dentistry in Athens, we will first evaluate your oral health and make sure that you are a suitable candidate for receiving dental implants.
A thorough assessment ensures proper fit and retention of dental implants. Dr. Stephen Watkins will assess your oral care habits and lifestyle to see if there are things that could compromise the success of dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant procedure is a tooth replacement solution. An implant is a metal screw made of titanium material and it replaces the tooth root. Dentists use the implant screw to anchor or secure artificial teeth such as crowns, dentures, and bridges.
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What Happens During a Dental Implant Procedure?
Installing dental implants takes several months. It is a process that requires several steps to complete.
After the Procedure
You will be given an antibiotic that you use for the first week. You may use pain medication to ease soreness of the site. Expect minimal pain following the implant placement. You will need to eat soft foods and strenuous activities for about a week.
Caring for Dental Implants
Dental implants are versatile restorations, they cannot get cavities.
However, you can get gum tissue disease within the implant location, so make sure and protect both the teeth and the implants by brushing and flossing daily. Visit us for regular dental checkups.
Dental implants offer many benefits such as restoring chewing ability, preserving the facial structure, and promoting mouth cleansing. It is easier to clean teeth when you have dental implants.
Schedule a Dental Implants Consultation in Athens, GA Today!
Learn more about these restorations. Contact our implant placement team at Singing River Dentistry by calling (256) 293-5393 to request an appointment.
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