According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 70 percent of adults have lost at least one permanent tooth. More than 25 percent of adults over the age of 60 have lost all of their permanent teeth.
If you’re missing teeth, you understand how difficult it can make your life. Actions that used to be simple such as chewing, speaking and smiling can become tedious and difficult. The good news is that, in many cases, dental implants are the best option for replacing your missing or extracted teeth. They are sturdy, reliable, and look just like natural teeth. With proper care, they will last for many years.
Dr. David Zelby and the team at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta are highly trained in dental implant dentistry. Dental implants require specific skills and training along with the latest dental technology, which is why our procedures are done by our Atlanta prosthodontists Dr. David Zelby and Dr. Aundrea Eady and a periodontist or oral surgeon utilizing state-of-the-art 3D dental scans for more challenging cases.
While there is no official recognized dental specialty for implant placement and many General Dental practices in metro Atlanta place dental implants, Prosthodontists, Periodontists and Oral Surgeons have additional expertise which allow them to achieve higher success rates in implant placements. The Journal of American Dental Association published a study concluding that “survival and success rates in general dental practices may be lower than those reported in studies conducted in academic or specialty settings”.
The most common dental implants are made of titanium which is a biocompatible metal. The implant is treated to increase the surface area and the integration potential of the implant into the bone.
The dental implant we use at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta use growth factor proteins (PRFG) derived naturally from your own plasma to enhance healing. Because there are so many different implant systems available to dental specialists today, it is important that the proven and researched systems be used. You can be assured that we use materials that have been throughly tested and researched.
We want our results to last a lifetime and take no cost cutting steps. Our doctors spend a great deal of time and continuing education to make sure we stay abreast of the latest technology, research and materials for all of our dental implant procedures.
As you research dental implants for your tooth loss problems, you may have seen a multitude of ads from dental centers that advertise the $500 dental implant. Our advice; be wary of bargain dental implant centers. The old adage, “you get what you pay for,” may apply. Use careful planning and research when contemplating any medical or dental procedures. You want only qualified centers and specialists addressing your dental implant procedure.
Dental Implants provide the solution for tooth loss that is permanent and carefree. Whether you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth dental implants resolves the embarrassment of an unattractive smile while promoting long-term oral health.
Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth or all of your teeth, dental implants provide a modern alternative to tooth loss.
Dental Implants are a virtually maintenance free and permanent solution to tooth loss.
Fixed bridges require the reduction of natural teeth to hold false replacement teeth. . Dental implants require no damage or removal of adjacent teeth
Dental Implants provide the structure to preserve bone, gum recession and maintain the position of surrounding teeth.
We’re here to answer your questions and partner with you every step of the way as you begin the first steps to a new smile.