Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants

Nothing will ruin a smile and tarnish your appearance like missing teeth. However, even in our image and youth obsessed society, the dental implantsAmerican Dental Association (ADA) estimates that nearly half of all American adults are missing at least one tooth, and millions are missing all of their natural teeth. Formerly associated with aging, tooth loss from causes like extreme decay and gum disease were generally most common among people over the age of 65. But the truth is that anyone can lose teeth at any time. When tooth loss does happen, it is important not to wait to take action, and to find the best tooth replacement option possible to preserve your oral health, as well as confidence and self-esteem. Dr. Larry Miller, a dentist in Marietta, GA, recommends dental implants for adults in good overall health, and with enough bone density in the gums to sustain the implant.

Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants in Marietta, GA

Implants are made of small, titanium screws that are surgically placed in the space formerly occupied by the root of the missing teeth. Much like the root of a real tooth, an implant securely anchors the crown in place. The implant also fuses to the surrounding bone tissue in the gums, helping to prevent bone loss (a threat to your oral health and common side effect of tooth loss), and spurring the growth of new bone tissue. Once the implant heals, a natural looking cosmetic crown is attached to complete the restoration. To qualify for dental implants, adults must be in good general health with enough healthy bone tissue to support the implant. Implants have a high success rate, and are the dental restoration that most resembles a natural tooth in appearance and function.

Find a Dentist in Marietta, GA

Dental implants can give new life to your smile after tooth loss, whether you are missing one or all of your natural teeth. For more information, and to find out if implants are right for you, contact Dr. Miller by calling (770) 428-0805 to schedule an appointment today.