If you have missing teeth, are struggling with gum disease, or need restorative dentistry for a misaligned bite or other oral health issues, our team at Atlas Dental Specialists in Dilworth can help. Our team offers both restorative procedures and Cosmetic Dentistry Marietta to rejuvenate the smile.
Implants & Restorations
A dental implant is an option for replacing missing teeth that is placed surgically into the jawbone and secured with an abutment. It is made with a biocompatible metal alloy that provides strength and durability.
The first step in the implant process is a thorough examination and diagnostic imaging to ensure that you are a good candidate for treatment. She will conduct a comprehensive oral examination, review your concerns and expectations about your smile, and examine your eligibility for treatment by using diagnostic technologies, such as digital impressions and radiography.
After determining that you are an appropriate candidate, Dr. Miller plans your specific implant procedure in detail and refers you to a qualified implant specialist for the placement of your implants. Your implant(s) will fuse with the bone over the course of four to six months through the process of osteointegration. They will eventually become a permanent part in your mouth.
Then, we will send the design details for the custom implant abutment or restoration to our on-site lab so that we can fabricate it. Our in-house services and 3D-printing capabilities enable us to create these dental abutments, restorations, and implants right here at our Dilworth office.
These same techniques can be used to create dentures, bridges, and crowns that will sit on top of your implants (everything visible above the gumline). These restorations are created by our skilled dental laboratory team and delivered to your as soon as possible.
To learn more about dental implants and to schedule a consultation, call Dr. Miller at our Dilworth practice today.
Dental implants can last a lifetime if they are properly maintained and cared for. They aren’t intended to replace or remove them periodically, however they may be needed to be reinstalled after an injury.
The initial surgical process for placing a new dental implant is done under local anesthesia. This involves inserting a metal screw into the jawbone and then covering it up with gum tissue to allow it to heal and integrate with bone. In some cases the temporary tooth-like heads are inserted so that the patient can see what the implant will look like before the final restoration is placed on top.