When a patient is missing one or more permanent teeth, Dr. Travis E. Hampton may recommend dental implants in Covington, Georgia. A dental implant is made of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration. The dental implant post is surgically placed in your jawbone, where it fuses with the bone and permanently acts as replacement tooth roots. The dental restoration can be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or dentures. The restoration is attached to the top of the dental implant post.
Dental implants have many advantages. They look and feel like your natural teeth. Our dentist will select a shade for the dental restoration that will match that of your natural teeth. Dental implants are designed to fuse with your jawbone, so they become a permanent part of your smile. Dental implants are durable and will last for many years, or even a lifetime with good care. Dental implants do not require any tooth reduction like a dental bridge does. Because your tooth structure is spared, your long-term oral health is improved. Poor fitting dentures can slip in your mouth, making it difficult to eat and speak properly. Dental implants are a permanent part of your smile, so you can speak and eat your favorite foods with ease.
We invite you to contact Alcovy Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist.