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Considering Dental Implants? What You Need to Know if You Smoke

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Replacing a missing tooth is crucial for good oral health, and dental implants in Milton, GA have helped many people smile with confidence again. However, if you’re a smoker who’s considering implants, there are a few things you should be aware of.

How Dental Implants Work

Unlike other tooth replacements, implants are a full tooth replacement, from root to crown. A small titanium post acts as an artificial root and is placed surgically in your jaw and allowed to heal. As it does, the implant becomes stable in the jaw bone because it fuses with surrounding bone and gum tissue in a process called osseointegration

The Problem with Smoking

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Have a New Dental Implant? 5 Steps to Take after Your Procedure

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You just got your new dental implant placed, and you’re looking forward to being able to eat, speak, and chew without discomfort or embarrassment!

Even though your implant will be left to heal for several months, this is a crucial time, and the way you take care of the surgical site now can impact the long-term success of the procedure.

What to Expect after Implant Placement

Dental implant placement is an outpatient surgery that is performed by a dentist who has been trained in dental implantology. In most cases, it’s a straightforward procedure that can be performed with a local anesthetic.

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When Everything Else Is Going Wrong, Dental Implants are Right

How do you feel about the state of your oral health? Are you able to smile with confidence, or have numerous dental problems crept up over time, leaving you with a damaged smile?

There are many factors that impact your oral health, including your age, genetics, conditions like chronic teeth grinding, lifestyle habits like smoking, and lack of proper preventive care.

Missing and damaged teeth make it difficult or impossible to chew certain foods and make your face look drawn and tired. You probably don’t even want to open your mouth, much less smile. Dentists refer to this condition as terminal dentition, and you can learn more about it in this video:

 

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Considering Dental Implants? 3 Facts You Need to Know

As life expectancy increases, we have to address the fact that our teeth were not designed to last forever. Problems like dental erosion, fracturing of teeth, and tooth loss are all more likely to occur as you age.

Tooth Loss Is Not Uncommon

According to the American College of Prosthodontics, nearly 120 million Americans have at least one missing tooth, and 40 million have no teeth. The most common cause of tooth loss in adults is gum disease, but it can also be the result of decay, injury, or decades of wear and tear.

Millions of people have had their lives transformed by dental implants, and that number is expected to increase by ...

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Could Implants Improve Your Quality of Life? This Study Says Yes!

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If you are missing teeth, you might be self-conscious about gaps in your smile. But what’s even worse is when missing teeth are impacting your ability to chew healthy foods.

You don’t need to live your life with missing teeth. Dental implants are available from your Alpharetta dentist to restore both the form and function of your mouth—and they can even improve your overall quality of life!

Dental Implants Might Just Make Your Life Better

According to a study by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, patients who received dental prostheses, including dental implants, showed an overall improvement in their quality of life. If you consider what dental ...

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Have Depression? Study Identifies a Possible Link to Oral Health

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Alpharetta dentist Dr. Kai Liang sees patients every day who struggle with the problem of missing teeth. Of course, a missing tooth can take a toll on your oral health, and you also know you can’t feel your best with a big gap in your smile. 

Oral Health and Your Overall Health

But according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the problem is more than esthetic. People who have dental anxiety and skip visits to the dentist are at increased risk for early tooth loss. And a recent study by the AAID shows that the loss of teeth was a significant contributor to depression and anxiety.

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