When you hear the term “Implant Dentistry” most people initially think of reconstructive surgery. Implants are often used to solve very severe conditions that result from automobile accidents or sporting accidents. Nowadays, implant dentistry is also used to handle a larger set of dental problems, including tooth loss due to extraction or severe tooth decay. In addition to these, it’s also sometimes an alternative to dentures.
In normal teeth, the root of the tooth holds the tooth in place. In dental implants, a special metal screw is threaded into the jawbone and this allows for the attachment of a variety of prosthetic dental replacements. There are different materials used in implants, including medical grade titanium or a titanium alloy. Tens of thousands of dental implant procedures are done every year.
Dental implants may be used to replace a single tooth, or they can be used to support replacement teeth for mouths which are entirely toothless. In addition dental implants can also be used as anchors to provide support for a fixed bridge or even support for a complete denture set.
There are other reasons why implants may be a valid solution to your dental problem. Give us a call here at Oak Road Dentistry or stop by and visit to discuss your specific situation and see if implants are the best solution. We are your local Snellville dental implants dentist in addition to providing a wide range of routine dental care, including dental cleanings, teeth whitening, filling cavities, crowns and much more.