Dental Implants in Alpharetta, GA
Dental implants are an effective long-term option to replace full or partial dentures or a lost tooth. Implants look, feel and function like your original teeth to fully replace your missing teeth and restore the beauty, health and function of your smile.
What Are Implants?
Implants attach artificial teeth directly to the jawbone. There are three components of an implant:
- Anchor (implant body) — sterile titanium cylinder surgically embedded into the bone
- Post (abutment) — attaches to the cylinder and the tooth (crown) rests upon it
- Artificial tooth — crown
Why should I get implants instead of dentures or a partial?
Implants are designed to look and feel like your own teeth. Because they are connected directly to the bone, they are permanent and are far more convenient than removable dentures. Implants also do not require significantly altering or removing other teeth, and many patients find it easier to eat, speak and live normally with implants rather than dentures.
Will it hurt?
Implants are actually LESS invasive than tooth extractions or other methods of treating dental issues. The recovery period is typically only 24 hours and is often even shorter!