Dental implants are an increasingly popular solution for restoring smiles for patients who are missing teeth due to infection, decay, injury, or who need teeth replaced. Dental implants not only improve the appearance of your smile, but also help preserve your other natural teeth, your bite, your oral health and your health in general.
Dr. Albert Caves in Columbus, GA is currently a member of the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association, the Hinman Dental Society, and the CEREC (the premier software for designing prosthetic teeth for implants) mentor group and has many years of experience performing dental implant surgery in his Columbus practice.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are titanium or zirconium posts designed to mimic that natural roots of teeth. The implant is surgically embedded in the jaw bone tissue and is used as a mount for prosthetic teeth. A single dental implant can be used to replace one missing tooth, or several dental implants can be used to anchor for a full arch of dentures, called All On Four Implants.
Who Needs Dental Implants?
Dental implants provide patients with many advantages over traditional missing tooth replacement options such as bridges and dentures. Because implants are embedded directly into the jawbone, they help stabilize bone tissue and prevent your mouth from shrinking and teeth from shifting. This reduces the overall risk of gum disease and additional tooth loss. Dental implants are permanent and do not require removal for cleaning or application of adhesives.
All adults with missing teeth are potential candidates for dental implants. If you’ve lost a tooth after extensive decay due to periodontal disease, the empty space in your mouth is more than a cosmetic concern. A gap in your smile can lead to further tooth decay and bone loss. Implants promote the growth of new bone tissue, stabilizing your oral health more than other tooth replacement options.
Where to Find Dental Implant Treatment
You need an experienced, highly-trained dentist to perform the dental implant procedure, which is why Dr. Caves wants you to consider Caves Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for dental implants. Dr. Caves offers comprehensive dental implant treatment for patients who have missing teeth, preparing your entire treatment plan. Dr. Caves works with a local oral surgeon, Dr. William Campbell, to coordinate the surgical placement of the implant post and placing the false tooth in our office.
Dr. Caves offers a range of dental implants using advanced digital design and technology for the most predictable results possible. Some can even be completed within 48 hours. Working with Dr. Campbell, Dr. Caves can permanently secure an individual implant or implant dentures to restore function and appearance to patient’s smile.
To see if Dr. Caves would be a good fit to perform your dental implant procedure, schedule a consultation online or call (706) 407-4851 today.