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Dental implants are state-of-the-art oral appliances that replace missing teeth. Dr. F. Neal Pylant of Athens, GA, provides patients with dental implants to rejuvenate smiles, restore function and prevent further damage.
More About Dental Implants
Dental implants are interesting in that they are made of biocompatible titanium posts that replace missing tooth roots when they fuse to the rest of your jawbone. So, does this "biocompatible" word mean? It means your body doesn't reject the implant, which is why dental implants have a 95% success rate.
Dr. Pylant inserts the titanium post where the tooth once was and seals that area for about three to six months to allow the titanium to fuse to the bone. That process of fusion is called osseointegration, and it's essential because it reinforces your jaw to prevent bone deterioration and shrinkage. Bone deterioration makes a person look older and starts affecting simple functions like speech and eating.
Dental implants are probably the best option to prevent future problems, especially after a connector is screwed into the post to hold a crown on top of your gum line. Basically, the only thing people will see is another tooth that matches the rest of your natural teeth. No one will know, which is why dental implants are also a great aesthetic choice as well.
So, the big question is, who qualifies for dental implant treatment?
- You have to have adequate bone density because poor bone density won't help in the osseointegration process mentioned above.
- You need to be in good health, and that means a good immune system and proper dental care.
- Visit your Athens dentist, Dr. Pylant, as soon as you lose your tooth for two reasons. The first is he may be able to put it back. Second, you want to avoid bone deterioration that may hinder dental implant success.
- If you're a tooth grinder, make sure you wear a mouthguard at night while you sleep.
Do you need a consultation?
Dental implants are smart and economic in the long run. Contact Dr. F. Neal Pylant of Athens, GA, at 706-543-0026 for more information today!