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Dental Implants – Savannah, GA

Permanently Treat Your Tooth Loss

If you’ve experienced significant tooth loss, you’re living with several changes that impact your quality of life. Now, you feel insecure about your appearance, and you struggle to chew certain foods. Besides what you see on the surface, there are also complications brewing beneath the surface. You’re slowly losing bone density in your jaw, which compromises your overall dental health. Now, you can invest in a beautiful, functional smile using one of several treatment options. In addition to traditional methods, you can also enjoy the latest innovations, like dental implants in Savannah.

Non-Implant Replacement Options

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There are several tried-and-true methods to replace several or all your missing teeth. Depending on how many teeth you’ve lost, your dentist in Savannah may recommend one of the following solutions:

Crown & Bridge

1 to 3 consecutive missing teeth can be replaced using a fixed bridge. We take an impression of your mouth to replicate the teeth you’ve lost. It’s held in place by reshaping the adjacent teeth to bond dental crowns over them. We use all-ceramic material, so your bridge blends in with your natural teeth. You’ll enjoy a solution that can last 5 years or longer with the right aftercare.

Partial Dentures

A partial denture works like puzzle pieces to fill the empty spaces in your smile. Prosthetic teeth are set in a gum-colored base. It has a metal framework that allows it to clip or clasp onto your remaining natural teeth to hold it in place.

Full Dentures

An entire arch of missing teeth is typically replaced using a full denture. Your custom-made arch is held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive. Although they have a bad reputation for looking and feeling fake, new advancements in dentistry make them more realistic than ever.

As an alternative to traditional bridges and dentures, many people are choosing dental implants to secure their restorations. You can enjoy the next best thing to what nature gave you.

The Dental Implant Process

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It takes several months to replace multiple missing teeth using dental implants, but it’s time well spent because they can last forever. After you’ve healed from any previous treatments, like tooth extractions or bone grafting, you’ll undergo a surgical procedure to strategically place implant posts into the jawbone. They act as new roots while also preserving your jawbone.

Your jaw will fuse to the posts through a process called osseointegration. This allows your implants to potentially stay in place forever while also providing a stable foundation for your restoration. After your jaw has healed, special fixtures called abutments are placed in each post to connect your bridge or denture.

Benefits of Implant-Retained Dental Prosthetics

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Replacing both the root and the crown provides several benefits not possible using a traditional method, including:

  • Over a 95% success rate.
  • Looks and feels natural.
  • Regain as much as 70% of your biting force.
  • Preserves your bone density.
  • Improvs your oral health.
  • Supports facial tissues.
  • Easy maintenance and care.
  • Cost-effective.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

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If you’re ready to overcome the challenges of significant tooth loss, Compass Dental Can help. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.