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If You're Missing Teeth, Consider Dental Implants in Augusta, GA!

Dental implants are an innovative solution for those who are suffering from missing teeth. They are permanent tooth replacements that can serve as alternatives to bridges or removable dentures and can look, feel, and act like your natural teeth. As the first step in the process, the post of the dental implant is placed into the bone.  This procedure may be done in our office or the patient may be referred to a trusted local oral surgeon.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

At Peach Orchard Dental, our experienced implant dentists recommend dental implants when an entire tooth is lost or must be extracted due to extensive damage or disease. Implants are the healthiest solution to missing teeth; they prevent existing teeth from shifting due to gaps in your smile and help nurture jaw bone stability in the absence of your natural tooth root. Many people suffer from a weakened jaw bone when a tooth is extracted and no implant is placed. Diminished bone in the jaw can have a negative effect on facial aesthetic as well as your overall oral health.  Dental implants provide an aesthetically pleasing solution to missing teeth that also boost full-mouth health.

Your Individualized Treatment Plan from our Augusta Dental Office

Dr. Avery or Dr. Wright are happy to consult with all patients who are considering dental implants. Our dental implant dentist will develop a unique treatment plan to help you meet your oral health goals. As the first step in the process, our dentists will typically work with a trusted periodontist or local oral surgeon who will perform the oral surgery required to place the rod of the dental implant. Once the implant has integrated with the jaw bone, the patient is ready for the placement of the crown (replacement tooth), which is performed at our Augusta dental office. The entire dental implant process typically takes between 3-6 months from start to finish. When completed, your replacement tooth (or teeth) will blend beautifully with your existing teeth and restore your normal bite function. 

Mini Dental Implants for Stabilizing Dentures

Depending on your unique oral health situation, Drs. Avery and Wright may recommend mini dental implants to help permanently secure your dentures for the restoration of multiple missing teeth. mini-implants, true to their name, are smaller versions of the regular implant and differ from traditional dental implants in that they

Can be placed in one office visit
Are smaller than traditional implants
Are typically more affordable

Our dental implant specialists can complete the entire mini-implant procedure from our Augusta dental office. These mini-implants are specially designed to secure dentures and cannot be used as stand-alone tooth replacements. However, for patients who have groups of multiple missing teeth, mini dental implants provide a permanent, cost-effective solution to the hassle of removable dentures.

Your Ideal Smile is Within Reach!

At Peach Orchard Dental Care, both Dr. Avery and Dr. Wright believe that dental implants can make a significant impact for the lives of their patients with missing teeth. As a dental treatment that protects the integrity of your bite and maintains the attractiveness of your smile, dental implants are the healthiest solution for your smile. If you would like to learn more about getting dental implants in Augusta, GA, contact us for a consultation today.