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What Are Dental Implants Made Of And How They Can Help You Smile Better

Dental Implants – The Ultimate In Replacing Teeth

We are finding more everyday that patients are losing their teeth.  There are several reasons that this is happening.

One reason is our diets.  We consume more sugar than ever before and now we are drinking large amounts of energy drinks.

Sugar is definitely harmful to your teeth and the acid in the energy drinks breaks down the tooth enamel.  Both of these lead to more decay and ultimately more tooth loss.

It’s always best to save and preserve your natural teeth.  However, if you do lose any of your teeth, dental implants are the best way to replace them and restore your looks and functionality.

What Is A Dental Implant

In the most simply of terms, a dental implant is a man made tooth root.  Most implants are made of a material you have most likely heard of called “titanium.” 

Titanium has two important qualities that make it perfect for dental implants:

  1. It is very strong.  It is actually the same material that has been used on the space shuttle.  It’s going to last a long time and endure the pressure that is placed on your teeth.
  2. It is biocompatible with your bone.  Titanium fuses with your bone in the jaw and provides a sturdy foundation for the rest of the implant.  This also helps preserve the bone and prevent bone loss.

The second part of the dental implant is the abutment. This screws down into the titanium tooth root and is the foundation for the next part of the implant which is the crown.

The crown is generally made of a porcelain material.  Porcelain has two qualities that make it perfect for a crown.  One is that it is strong and durable.  The second is that it can be shaded to match the rest of your teeth.

Some crowns and full arch hybrid dentures are made of Zirconia.  This material is considered stronger that porcelain but has a drawback of not being as translucent as porcelain.  Either porcelain or zirconia are great and both will restore the function and natural look you want when getting dental implants.

Who Places Your Dental Implants Is Important

Placing dental implants is considered oral surgery so not every dentist can do it.

Here is a few things to consider when looking for a dental implant doctor:

  • Technology – it matters when it comes to implants.  Precise imaging leads to better placement of the implants and having the most up-to-date tools is very important to the result.
  • Expertise – placing dental implants requires special training and you want to make sure that the dentist placing your implants has that training so your result is remarkable.

We understand that dental implant cost is a big deal for many patients.  However, do you really want the cheapest dentist around doing oral surgery on you?

It’s important to get the placement of the implant right.  Placement effects how your teeth will function and look so cheaper is not always better in this case.

Dr. Robert Woods is a professional when it comes to dental implants.  He has years of experience and special training.

He is also recognized as a leading dental implant doctor in the state of Georgia.  If you have missing teeth and you are considering dental implants, then give Smile Scapes and Dr. Woods a call today.  770-551-0808

Whether you are missing one or more teeth, we can help.  We offer single tooth implants as well as full arch hybrid dentures fixed to 4 or more dental implants.

This is a permanent solution that will have you looking and feeling great.  No more hiding your smile and feeling embarrassed about missing teeth.

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