The Permanent Solution to Missing Teeth
Losing a tooth can mean losing your confidence. Luckily, an experienced dentist like Dr. Thomas W. Kauffman can restore your healthy smile with dental implants, providing patients with a solution that’s effective and long-lasting. Unlike traditional bridges and dentures, dental implants reach below your gums to create a smile that’s strong and feels natural. You don’t need to keep getting by with missing teeth, let our team restore your complete smile for a lifetime.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are prosthetics that are designed to mimic your natural teeth and blend perfectly with your natural smile. A small hole is created during a simple surgical procedure, where Dr. Kauffman inserts a titanium post to your jawbone. Through the process of osseointegration, these implants bond to the jawline and are fitted with custom-crafted crowns to restore your smile and the confidence that comes with it.
Our Atlanta office offers patients dental implant treatments that can be completed in two appointments by our expert and knowledgeable team.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are designed to take the place of your missing roots and perform just like your natural teeth. This procedure offers a variety of advantages for patients, including:
- Jawbone Health: Since dental implants are an effective replacement for tooth roots, they’ll stimulate your jawbone and help to maintain its bone density. The result is a smile that’s not only strong, but also supports your oral health.
- Long Lasting: Dental implants can last 25 years or more with proper care, which includes brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily.
- Comfort: Unlike dentures or bridges that can cause gum irritation or slip when you chew, dental implants will always stay stable like natural teeth. Since your implants bond directly to your jawbone, it provides a very reliable foundation for your crowns — you won’t have to worry about slipping or irritation.
- Cost Efficient: While the initial cost of dental implants can be higher than dentures or a bridge, they won’t need to be replaced as often as traditional restorations. They provide a solution that’s both permanent and a good investment.
The Dental Implant Process
During your first consultation, Dr. Kauffman will examine your oral health to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for dental implants. This may include taking X-rays or digital scans of your teeth to view the condition of your jawbone and whether you may require supplemental treatment. Once you’re ready, our office will proceed with the next steps of scheduling your procedure to insert your implants.
You’ll return to our Atlanta office to begin the implant process. Dr. Kauffman will first apply a local anesthetic to ensure you won’t feel any pain during treatment. Once your mouth is numb, he’ll place your dental implants directly into your jaw, protecting the area with a healing cap during the recovery period.
Once the treated area has healed, typically in three to six months, Dr. Kauffman can proceed with placing your custom-made crowns to complete the restoration. After your mouth has healed and the dentist has determined that your implants are secured, your dream smile will then become a reality!
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
It’s important to schedule a visit with Dr. Kauffman to determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants. Patients should have proper bone density and a strong immune system in order to get the best results. In some cases, certain patients may need a supplemental procedure before moving forward with implant treatment.
Dr. Kauffman will let you know at your initial visit if a supplemental treatment is necessary. After dental implant treatment, patients must follow a regular oral hygiene routine to maintain the condition of their implants.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental implants can last 25 years or more with proper care and maintenance. Like all restorations however, your custom crowns may need to be replaced. To ensure optimal performance for as long as possible, we recommend scheduling regular checkups at our Atlanta, GA office.
Caring for your dental implants is simple — you’ll treat them just like your natural teeth by brushing at least twice a day and flossing regularly. In addition to a proper at-home oral care routine, make sure to schedule biannual visits to our Atlanta office. This allows Dr. Kauffman to examine your implants and ensure your oral health is in pristine condition. With diligent care, your dental implants will enhance your smile for years to come.
Dental implants are not only very safe, but effective in improving your oral health. Boasting a 98 percent success rate for treatment, there’s nothing to worry about while you’re in the care of an experienced dentist like Dr. Kauffman. Dental implants are reliable tooth replacements that allow your mouth to function properly again.
The cost of dental implants vary depending on the case of each patient. Certain factors influence the cost of dental implant treatment including how many implants are needed, whether you need a supplemental procedure, and your insurance plan. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kauffman will examine your mouth and determine a rough estimate of how much the procedure will cost. You can discuss treatment options with our office by calling (404) 524-1981.
Are You Ready to Have a Perfect Smile?
Dental implants are the perfect solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring the beauty of your smile. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kauffman by calling our Atlanta office at (404) 524-1981 or by filling out a contact form through our website. We look forward to improving your oral health and giving you a smile that’ll restore your confidence!