What Are Dental Implants?

Learn More About Your Best Tooth Replacement Option

Dental implants from Atlanta Dental Spa have a success rate of approximately 95 percent. For this reason, dental implants are now the standard of care for tooth replacement treatments in our Atlanta, GA patients, but don’t just take our word for it. Patients who are considering dental implants should educate themselves about dental implants and how they could help you achieve better health and a more attractive smile – come in for a consult, so Dr. Currie can help you understand the process.

What Are The Dental Implant Basics?

Dental implants from the exceptional team at Atlanta Dental Spa are a permanent and superior tooth replacement option that could transform your smile in just a few short office visits. Dental implants from Dr. Currie are made up of three parts: the root (or implant fixture), the middle piece (or abutment), and the prosthesis (such as a tooth, crown or denture). Here is how each of the three basic parts functions:

1) The Implant Fixture Piece:
The dental implant fixture is a small titanium piece that is inserted directly into the patient’s jawbone. During the healing process, new bone tissues grow into and fuse with the fixture in a process called osseointegration. When it is completely healed, the implant fixture becomes the strong and permanent foundation for your beautiful new teeth.

2) The Abutment Piece:
The abutment is the middle component of the dental implant that connects the implant to the final crown. This piece is custom designed for each patient to ensure the final tooth has the most ideal support and esthetics.

3) The Crown.
The crown is the last part of the implant to be attached and is important because it is specially crafted to look and function exactly like your other teeth.

What Is Osseointegration?

Osseointegration refers to the connection between living bone and the surface of an artificial implant. More specifically, when a dental implant is placed in the jawbone, the bone tissue grows into and around the porous material of the fixture to integrate it as part of your body. After osseointegration has occurred (3-6 months in most patients), the implant functions like a tooth root supporting your final crown against chewing forces. Because of the integration into the bone, those chewing forces are transmitted through the crown into the implant and from the implant into the bone. This transmission of forces stimulates the bone (just like our natural teeth do) which helps minimize the bone loss that occurs naturally if a tooth is absent–one of the many benefits to having a dental implant.

Are There Any Risks To Getting Dental Implants?

Despite the exceptionally high success rates for dental implants from Atlanta Dental Spa, there are still risks involved in the dental implants process. However, most of the risks can be minimized by following doctors orders and not putting pressure on the dental implant area while it heals. Additional risks include infection, nerve damage, sensitivity, soreness or dental implant failure. Most of these issues can be avoided or easily controlled if you contact Dr. Currie without delay when you begin to experience any adverse symptoms.

Contact Dr. Currie For A Free Dental Implant Consultation

Stop letting your missing or damaged teeth keep you from being the confident person you have always wanted to be. With many great benefits and high success rates, dental implants are an ideal tooth replacement solution for many patients who want to restore their smiles and their self-confidence. If you live in the Atlanta, GA area and beyond and want to know more about the dental implants process or how to pay for your new smile, please read through the rest of our informative dental implants website. Our helpful staff members can also answer any questions you may have and schedule your complimentary dental implants consultation today. Now is the day to get started on a beautiful and confident smile with dental implants from Dr. Currie and the team at Atlanta Dental Spa!


Atlanta Dental Spa

Dr. Andrew Currie

3189 Maple Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

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