Missing teeth can ruin even the most beautiful smile. If you have a missing permanent tooth or require extraction because of tooth decay, Chin Park, DMD, and his experienced dental team offers advanced solutions at Park Family Dentistry in Stone Mountain, Georgia. They replace missing teeth with dental implants to restore your smile and give you a boost of confidence. Call the Park Family Dentistry team to learn more or use the online booking tool today.
Dental implants are titanium tooth roots. They support artificial teeth that look and feel just like your natural, surrounding teeth. Dr. Park places the implants into your jaw bone to ensure they are sturdy enough to support dental crowns that last long term.
Dental implants can offer numerous oral health and cosmetic benefits if you’re missing one or more teeth. Examples include:
Implants are a long-lasting solution to missing teeth, especially missing single teeth. Because they look and feel just like your natural teeth, people won’t suspect you have implants.
The Park Family Dentistry team lets you know if you’re a good candidate for dental implants after reviewing your medical and dental history, examining your teeth and gums, and taking dental X-rays. You must be willing to undergo several months of treatment to achieve the desired outcome.
Dental implant placement is a multiple-step process. If your jawbone isn’t strong enough to support implants, the first step is bone grafting. After the graft heals or your jawbone is strong enough, Dr. Park numbs the treatment area and surgically implants a metal post into your jaw bone.
After you heal from surgery, he attaches an abutment, or a small connector post, to the implant. Dr. Park takes impressions of your teeth so the dental lab can create a custom crown that fits over the implant. Once your new artificial tooth is ready, he attaches it securely to the implant where it remains long term.
To properly care for implant restorations, avoid chewing on hard objects like ice and popcorn kernels. Brush using fluoride toothpaste two times a day and floss every day. Attend routine dental cleanings and exams every six months, and call Park Family Dentistry if your implant becomes loose or damaged.
Don’t let missing teeth make you embarrassed to smile confidently. Schedule an appointment with Park Family Dentistry by phone or online today to find out if dental implants are right for you.