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Atlanta Dentist Discusses Implant Supported Dentures Atlanta, GA

Dentures can be a major hassle. Speaking and chewing is often difficult, and denture adhesives are messy and frustrating. If you’re tired of struggling with your dentures, it may be time to consider implant-supported dentures. This treatment fixes dentures into place so that they no longer rest on your gums. Instead, they are fixed to your jaw by means of dental implants. Although still removable for cleaning, implant-supported dentures will remain firmly in place so that you can eat and speak without fear of embarrassment. Your Atlanta dentist, Dr. David Zelby, discusses the process of securing dentures with dental implants.

Procedures for Implant-Supported Dentures

When securing dentures, the first step is to place the implants into the jawbone. This procedure will first require an x-ray to decide whether there is enough bone to support the dental implants. If enough bone is not present, bone grafting can provide the necessary bone. If the patient has enough bone to support the dental implants, he or she can undergo the first of two surgeries. During the first surgery, the implant is placed below the gum line. This procedure requires an incision in the gum and the jawbone so that the implant can be placed into the proper position. After the implant is placed, the gums are stitched closed.

It is necessary for time to pass to allow the dental implants to fuse to the jawbone after the first surgery. For the first 3-5 weeks of this healing period, temporary dentures should not be worn. However, after that brief respite, patients can wear temporary dentures until the next surgery, which takes place 4-6 months after the first.

The second surgery uncovers the tops of the dental implants to fasten healing abutments to them. Patients will wear these special abutments for about two weeks to ensure proper gum growth. They will then be replaced with regular abutments.

The final step involves the creation and attachment of the new dentures. Our laboratory will custom make the dentures so that they fit properly into your mouth. Dr. Zelby will then place and secure the dentures, ensuring a proper fit, and you will be free to enjoy your new smile.

Visit Your Atlanta Restorative Dentist

If you want to restore your mouth with implant-supported dentures, don’t wait another day. Schedule an appointment with your Atlanta dentist, Dr. Zelby, today by calling (770) 955-0550. Our 30339 dentist office welcomes patients from Atlanta and surrounding communities.

Posted on behalf of Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta

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I was recommended this practice from another dentist who told me this is where she would send her own family. I can definitely see why. This is a state of the art practice that is clean, modern, and well lit. The staff did a superb job.

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Everything about my experience was enjoyable. I felt like the practice used all of the most advanced and best technology out there which gave me a wonderful feeling of confidence. They were very professional and straight forward and I have never had a better dentistry experience. I'd highly recommend checking them out if you're looking for a new dentist. They're friendly and efficient and they really do know what they're doing there.

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Dr Zelby has been my dentist now for almost 17 years. Not only is he a really nice person, his dentistry is completely top notch. If you need any restorations, I don't think that there is another place to even consider. You'll be amazed with his work!

Brian S.

Dr. Levine was great, and Dr. Zelby stopped by and answered some questions I had about sheering forces on enamel. They were both very friendly, and the hygenist (whose name I forget, unfortunately) gave one of the most thorough cleanings I've ever had. The office was clean, the devices all seem shiny and well maintained, and overall it was a great experience

Benjamin S.

After going to another dentist, doctor Zelby was able to fix my front two teeth so that the front two teeth were back to the same length and color. I'm so thankful he was able to make them look normal again. Dr. Zelby and his staff are so pleasant to be around as well. I highly recommend this office if you have a major problem with your teeth that need to be fixed. He can get it done and he will make sure you are happy.

Carrie G.

I had been going to the same dentist for many years and switched to Aesthetic and Implant recently. My experience with Dr Levine was incredible. I cannot be happier with the decision I made. The cleaning and other services I received were well above and beyond any other I have ever had. Highly recommend this practice to everyone!

Matthew G.

Couldn't be happier! Absolutely worth the travel time. Dr Zelby is without doubt the best - caring, knowledgeable, reassuring and very professional. Couldn't ask for better dentistry. Staff also very competent and professional. Beautiful, clean environment

Diane W.

Megan is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had. She does a phenomenal job keeping your teeth clean, is super nice, and makes you feel right at home. The whole staff is very friendly and I couldn’t recommend this place enough!

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