Placement and Stabilization
A dental implant is a titanium or zirconia (non-metal/ceramic) prosthesis that mimics a tooth root. Over time, the implant bonds with the jawbone, creating a strong foundation for an artificial replacement. Our dental implants in Covington, GA, are often recommended as the best solution for those with missing teeth. At Newton Drive Family Dentistry, we carry out the entire process of placing implants and ensuring their longevity.
How do dental implants work?
A dental implant is made up of three parts. The first part is the implant itself, which is surgically placed in the jawbone. Over time, the implant fuses with the bone through a process called osseointegration, creating a stable foundation for a replacement tooth. The second part is the abutment, which connects the implant to the restoration of choice, and the third and final part is the restoration, placed on top of the abutment.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Tooth loss, whether recently or previously, can impact your oral health more than you know. Luckily, dental implants are an ideal solution for missing teeth. If you’re curious about what makes our dental implant bridges or implant dentures a complete solution, here’s a preview of some of the transformative advantages:
- Restores the ability to chew
- Preserves facial structure
- Prevents jawbone shrinkage
- Preserves the surrounding bone and gums
- Improves self-confidence and quality of life
With all the benefits, it’s easy to see what makes dental implants so popular. However, due to the nature of the treatment, dental implants require a thorough consultation before embarking on the journey. During the consultation, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed, and your oral health history and goals will also be addressed. At Newton Drive Family Dentistry, we work with you every step of the way to ensure an enjoyable dental implant procedure in Covington, GA!