Peri-implantitis. To describe it, we first have to go back to “gingivitis” and “gum disease.” When gum inflammation and infection become aggressive, it leads to destruction of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. We call this condition “periodontal disease” or “periodontitis.” Left untreated, the chronic swelling and bone deterioration leads to tooth mobility and loss.
When you’re replacing your missing teeth, you want — and need — a custom prosthesis that you can depend on. As your denture specialists, we’re able to provide an individualized partial that looks great and fits securely.
You want to replace all of your teeth at once. Or maybe you’re already wearing dentures and want something that’s more permanent. If that’s the case, you’re in luck! Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists offers a hybrid-type device that blends the efficiency of a denture with the stability of dental implants.
Getting a dental implant is a detailed process that may even require other treatments to be done ahead of time to get your mouth ready.
A dental implant is a post (typically made from titanium) that’s inserted into the jawbone. Getting an implant in Atlanta is a great way to replace missing teeth whether it be a single tooth, several, or even all of your teeth. To ensure that your implant is successful and can withstand the day-to-day pressure of biting and chewing we need to ensure that there will be a sufficient amount of bone to sturdily hold it in place. In some cases where the jaw is lacking, we can do a separate procedure known as bone grafting which will give you enough stable bone to make the implant possible.
Some Atlanta residents may be inclined to live with the gap caused by having a tooth removed, especially if the space doesn’t show when they smile. The decision not to replace a missing tooth just because it’s not visible can actually lead to some unwanted side effects.