Are you looking for a replacement tooth that is both attractive and functional?
As your trusted restorative dentist in Alpharetta, GA, Dr. Hedlund is happy to provide dental implant restorations. Dental implants are the premier tooth replacement method. Composed of three parts, a titanium post is first surgically implanted into your jawbone. Then, an abutment is attached to the post after it heals. After the abutment is applied, Dr. Hedlund can provide a customized dental crown to be placed over the abutment to give you the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth. Patients love dental implants because they require no dietary restrictions or extra care like a dental bridge. While this is a more invasive procedure, our team works carefully with your oral surgeon to provide you with the long-lasting results you want with minimum discomfort. If you are interested in learning more about your tooth replacement options, schedule an appointment online today or call our office at 678-228-8589.
Dental Implants in Alpharetta, GA
The goal of a dental implant is to imitate your natural tooth as much as possible. Once your implant post is placed, we provide a customized ceramic tooth restoration that blends in seamlessly with your smile. We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the dental implant process. Here are our most commonly asked dental implant questions:
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implant patients enjoy no dietary restrictions or extra dental hygiene care. These teeth act just like your natural teeth, and you can treat them as such. Dental implants boost self-confidence by incorporating seamlessly into your natural smile esthetics. Additionally, they are permanently fixed into your mouth, meaning that they eliminate jawbone loss and facial sagging in the longterm.
What is the healing process like for dental implants?
Because the dental implant procedure is a surgical one, the healing process is more extensive than other tooth replacement procedures. Patients should expect a 3-6 month healing time once the post is implanted into your jawbone. This is because we want to ensure that the post and its surrounding soft tissues are fully healed before attaching anything to it.
When the abutment is attached to the post, there is also a short healing time to allow your mouth to adjust to the next attachment. Once the dental crown is attached to the abutment, you are free to utilize your tooth just as you would a natural one. While this process can take several months to be complete, you get the longterm functionality and esthetics of a fully restored tooth.
Will it be obvious that I have a dental implant?
No one should be able to tell that you have a dental implant. We provide high-quality implant restorations that are color-matched to your smile. They look, feel, and function just like your natural tooth would for a discreet method of restorative dentistry.