Dental implants are an excellent way to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Implants are safe, durable, highly successful and may not be distinguishable from your natural teeth.

Tooth loss has many consequences, as there is no longer any stimulation to the bone. As bone loss continues, you may experience any or all of the following:

  • Decreased height and width of supporting bone, which makes wearing traditional dentures or partial dentures difficult
  • Increased tissue abrasion/sore spots
  • Nerve pain
  • Increased risk of mandibular bone fracture
  • Increased tongue size
  • Decreased neuromuscular control of the jaws as one ages
  • Deepening wrinkle lines in the lips and face
  • Increasingly prominent chin
  • Teeth are less visible at rest and while smiling

If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth or suffer from loose dentures, dental implants may be your answer. When placed in the bone, the dental implant not only serves as a platform for the new tooth or teeth, it also prevents bone loss. A few of the many advantages of implant-supported prostheses include:

  • Bone maintenance
  • Teeth can be fixed (not removable)
  • No need to alter adjacent teeth, as is required for a traditional bridge
  • Improved facial aesthetics
  • Improved aesthetics of teeth
  • Improved confidence in your smile

Contact the Athens Dental Depot today for your implant consultation!