Tooth Replacement Options Midtown Atlanta & Roswell
Don’t let missing teeth affect your life
Fix your smile and improve your confidence.
Imagine a world where you can’t eat your favorite foods, your gums are tender and painful, and tooth decay is always an issue. This world is a reality for those living with missing teeth.
But this doesn’t have to be your reality!
If you’re missing one or more teeth, or are at risk of losing teeth and want to learn strategies for saving your teeth and smile, schedule an appointment with us today. We’ll evaluate your specific situation and create a customized treatment plan just for you.
Learn more about missing teeth and tooth replacement options below.
3 things to know about missing teeth
1. Nearly 30% of adults will lose a tooth at some point in their life.
2. In the first year after losing a tooth, 25% of the surrounding bone is lost and it will continue to wear away over time, often leading to even more lost teeth.
3. Missing even just one tooth can affect your confidence, your ability to chew and speak normally, and your life.
Taking steps to save your smile or replace a missing tooth is not an indulgence — it’s critical for your continued health and happiness.
What causes missing teeth?
Untreated gum disease or gum recession
Cavities and advanced tooth decay
Certain diseases put you at increased risk of tooth loss
Your genetics may predispose you to tooth loss
Did you just knock out your tooth?
If your tooth has been accidentally knocked out due to a car accident or other injury, you might be able to save it! Here’s what to do:
- Find and save the tooth, but avoid picking it up by the roots. Touch the crown of the tooth only.
- Put the tooth in a clean container, covering it with milk or saliva.
- Contact us and tell us what happened. We’ll give you advice on what to do next. In some cases, you’ll likely need to visit the ER. Every ER should have an oral surgeon on call who can help you reimplant the tooth — something that must be done within 30 minutes to be successful.
Tooth replacement options
We offer both titanium and ceramic (zirconium) implants, long-lasting results, and sedation dentistry options to ensure your comfort.
In most cases, we can perform your implant treatment in just one comfortable visit!
Also called All-on-4 denture implants, this hybrid tooth replacement solution is an excellent option when you’re missing any number of missing teeth.
This treatment involves placing up to 6 (and as few as 4) individual implants. Dentures are then permanently attached to these implants, providing a strong, durable foundation and natural-looking results.
Alternatives to full-mouth implants
Our goal is always to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible. We offer a personalized, phased treatment plan approach that combines smaller procedures over a longer period of time for the best result. Depending on your situation and goals, your treatment plan might include LANAP, single restorations, or other procedures focused on maintaining the health of your gums and bone.
This approach is focused on saving your existing teeth and avoiding extracting healthy teeth for a full mouth implant. By viewing your mouth as a whole and taking small steps toward fixing the root of the problem, our periodontists can ultimately take the least invasive method for saving your smile.
Bonus: How to prevent tooth loss
Your natural smile is your best smile. And keeping your natural smile intact starts with good at-home dental hygiene habits. Keep these tips in mind for keeping your teeth strong and healthy.
- Brush your teeth 2x a day – Brushing your teeth with proper technique is the best thing you can do to prevent dental health issues. Make sure you brush for at least 2 minutes, and always use a soft-bristle toothbrush unless otherwise directed by your dentist
- Floss daily – Don’t forget to floss! Even putting it off for a couple of days can begin the cycle of dangerous tartar buildup along your gum line.
- See your dentist every 6 months – Regular exams and checkups are so important for catching little issues early on, before they can become a full-on dental disaster.
- Address gum disease immediately – Gum disease is the leading cause of preventable tooth loss. If you are at risk of developing the disease or have been told you are showing signs of gum disease, don’t put off treatment. We offer procedures focused on treating gum disease, including deep cleanings, laser treatments, surgical gum grafts, bone regeneration, and more.
Save your teeth on any budget
Our team is committed to helping you navigate obstacles that may keep you from saving your smile or replacing missing teeth.
To help you invest in implant-supported dentures, we’re happy to create a treatment plan that fits your budget. Whether it’s scheduling smaller procedures over a longer period of time, or helping you understand our financing and payment options.
Contact us today and let’s talk.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can wobbly teeth be saved?
A loose tooth may be caused by a variety of problems — whether it’s periodontal disease, clenching, grinding, or a traumatic injury. No matter the cause, the good news is that a loose tooth can almost always be saved if it’s treated in time. If you notice that one or more teeth feel loose, contact us today and schedule an appointment.
Is it better to save a tooth or pull it?
If possible, it’s always better to save a tooth rather than pull it. However, if your tooth is damaged beyond repair or is causing problems for other teeth, extracting the tooth and replacing it is a great option for your smile and health.
Is it bad to not replace a missing tooth?
Yes. Missing teeth cause a variety of problems for your dental and overall health. Missing just one tooth can fuel gum disease, bone loss, and shifting of nearby teeth, causing even more tooth loss. Missing teeth can also hurt your confidence and make it difficult to speak and chew. If you’re dealing with a missing tooth, contact us to learn tooth replacement options today.
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