Missing teeth create many oral health challenges, including marred smile appearance, function, and stability. Here at Kurz Family Dentistry in Dacula, GA, Dr. Elena Kurz solves these problems with advanced dental implants, today’s best tooth-replacement option. Read on to learn more!
The amazing dental implant
Whether your smile needs a single tooth replacement, several replaced teeth, or an entire arch, dental implants make smiles strong and beautiful. The single-tooth implant is composed of a biocompatible titanium cylinder or screw, a metal abutment, and a custom-made crown. The implant resides in the jaw bone, acting as a tooth root. Amazingly, the bone and implant meld together through a natural process called osseointegration.
Dr. Kurz uses high-quality and fully-customizable BlueSkyBio implants. These implants feature roughened and grooved surfaces which facilitate osseointegration.
Also available in her Dacula dental practice are mini-implants. Crafted from titanium, these shorter and narrower implants work well in tight spaces and can support bridges and dentures. Mini-implants take less time to heal and integrate, being surgically inserted right through the gum tissue into the jaw.
Can you receive dental implants?
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) says that most healthy adults make good implant candidates. A three-dimensional CT scan shows Dr. Kurz how much bone you have in your jaw. Some people require sinus lift procedures to make room for implants or bone grafting so the jaw can successfully accept the restorations.
Your life with dental implants
You’ll be really pleased with the results, including how you look, feel, eat, and take care of your new teeth. In fact, most patients say they cannot perceive a difference between their natural teeth and their implants. They report excellent biting and chewing, including with all of their favorite foods.
Maintaining these results is also quite easy. Simply perform a daily routine of brushing/flossing, and attend six-month cleanings and check-ups with Dr. Kurz to ensure that the implant sites are healthy.
Learn more about dental implants
To schedule your implant consultation, please call Kurz Family Dentistry in Dacula, GA, today by dialing (770) 904-6088.