One good reason to choose dental implants is that they are considered the standard of care for tooth replacement. What this means to you is that a dental implant is a solution that is as close in form and function to a natural tooth as possible.
The most significant difference between implants and dental bridges or dentures is that an implant is an artificial titanium root that is surgically placed in your jaw. During a process called osseointegration, the artificial root fuses with surrounding bone to become a permanent part of your dental anatomy. After healing, Dr. Kai will attach a crown, bridge, or denture to restore function and appearance.
Since the implant is rooted in your jaw, it stimulates regeneration of bone. Dentures and bridges sit on top of the gums and often causes bone recession that can threaten your oral health and give your face a sunken appearance.
With proper care that includes diligent oral hygiene and routine exams and hygiene appointments, the implant will last a lifetime. Many people are good candidates for dental implant placement and if you would like to see if you’re one of them, please call Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry, and we’ll help you arrange a commitment-free consultation with Dr. Kai to discuss your needs.