Advancements in dental technology have provided numerous solutions for the millions of Americans with missing teeth, including dental implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that hold crowns, dentures, and bridges in place. At Nukoa Family Dentistry in Duluth, Georgia, Dr. Juan Carlos Hernandez and Dr. Claudia Urrego-Torres offer dental implants as a way to secure your dental prosthetics. Call or book online to find out more.
Dental implants are prosthetic screws, or artificial tooth roots, made of titanium that Dr. Hernandez or Dr. Urrego-Torres surgically fuses to your jawbone.
Once your jawbone has healed, and the implants are secure, a dental prosthesis — such as fixed or removable dentures, a single artificial tooth, or a bridge — is attached as a replacement for your missing teeth.
Artificial teeth are fixed securely on top of the implants to look, act, and feel just like your natural teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth.
The Nukoa dentists use dental implants to provide a sturdy base and security for numerous dental prosthetics. While there are standard-sized dental implants, other shapes and sizes are available to meet your individual needs.
Some patients don't have the bone structure to support and secure dentures. In such cases, implants can create a permanent, immobile foundation for the dentures. Implant supported dentures are stable, fully functional, and give patients both confidence and dental security.
You may need dental implants if:
Tooth loss is the most common reason people opt for dental implants. Many people don’t realize how increasingly common tooth loss is and that injuries to the teeth can cause it, periodontal disease, or age-related tooth decay.
Your Nukoa dentist assesses your case and decides if dental implants are right for you. To be eligible, you should:
If you have a chronic health condition or have had radiation therapy to the head or neck area, you may not be a good candidate.
The many benefits of dental implants include:
Dr. Hernández has a wealth of experience in placing, restoring and repairing dental implants. Inquire about this revolutionary tooth replacement solution and call or book your appointment with Dr. Hernández online.