Dental Implants

    types of dental implants

    What Types of Dental Implants Are There?

    1024 682 Golsen Family Dentistry

    As 15 million people in the U.S. have replacements for missing teeth, they types of replacements can vary. Between the wide variety of types of dental implants, it can be hard to choose which one is right for your budget, comfort, and health. The type that you’re eligible can vary based on your age, how strong your jawbone is, and the general state of your dental health. Here is more information about the four types of dental implants out there. 1. Endosteal Implants These common implants are made out of titanium and end up implanted into the jawbone. You need two surgeries to install one of these. First, a titanium screw is fitted into the socket where the root once way. It sinks into the jawbone and the jaw heals around it. Then a second surgery places a porcelain crown, which looks like the rest of your teeth, is placed on top. A screw is fitted inside of the larger screw inside your jawbone to hold it down. These are some of the most durable implants available and can last for the rest of your life when they’re taken care of. 2. Subperiosteal Implants For these implants, a metal frame…

    read more
    what are veneers

    What Are Veneers? Here are 4 Benefits to Consider

    1024 682 Golsen Family Dentistry

    Are you hiding your smile from the world? Do you freak out when you have to speak in public? Maybe going as far as to cover your mouth with your hand? You should look into veneers. Tooth issues happen in life and you shouldn’t suffer from it. A veneer consultation is the first step back towards confidence. But what are veneers? Not sure they’re for you? We’ve put together this guide to veneers and their benefits below. What are Veneers? Porcelain veneers are ceramic devices that hide teeth defects. These thin sheaths of medical-grade porcelain create a “new” tooth surface. Veneers hide defects and the process is quick with no recovery time. At the first appointment, the orthodontist will make a mold of your teeth to create personalized veneers. At the second appointment, they’ll fit the veneer over your defective tooth (or teeth) and you’ll be on your way. s Benefits of Veneers Veneers are less complex to apply and wear than crowns, which can easily pop off. They’re cheaper and don’t turn your mouth into a silver or gold grill. They’re made to blend in with your natural teeth, so no one will know you got work done. They’re…

    read more
    Young woman choosing color of teeth at dentist, closeup

    Understanding Dental Implants: What You Need to Know

    1024 682 Golsen Family Dentistry

    Are you in need of a tooth replacement? Are you dreading the idea? We’ve all seen those folks with dentures that click when they talk. Or worse, slip or fall out when eating or laughing. The good news is, there is a great alternative to dentures. Dental implants are a much more sophisticated way to hang onto your teeth. And the best news is that they have a 98% success rate. So what are dental implants? Here’s what you need to know if you are considering this type of tooth replacement. What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are a strong and natural looking form of tooth replacement. The top of the implant looks like a normal tooth. The bottom is titanium roots that the dentist will fuse to your jawbone. You don’t have to worry about the tooth falling out! What are the Benefits of Dental Implants? Dental implants, bridges, and dentures are your basic options for replacing lost teeth. As we’ll see, the implants have several advantages over the other two types. They Don’t Damage Surrounding Teeth Bridges work by anchoring to surrounding teeth. Over time this can cause problems with those teeth. And implant avoids this altogether by…

    read more
    Smiling senior woman with new dental implants from alpharetta dentist sitting in the dental office and looking at the mirror

    6 Ways Full Dental Implants Can Change Your Life

    1024 683 Golsen Family Dentistry

    There are a few different options available today for dental work. They range from bridge work and dentures to full dental implants. Depending on your needs and hygiene habits, dental implants may be the way to go. There are benefits of full dental implants besides saving the hassle and time associated with dentures. We’re discussing some of those benefits here. Keep reading to learn more. Improved Self Esteem It kind of goes without saying that your self-esteem will improve drastically when you have a full set of teeth that don’t affect your daily routine. Caring for your full dental implants is just like caring for your real teeth. You’ll need to brush and floss regularly. That’s it! When you have what feels like real teeth again, your whole attitude will change for the better. Preserve Your Jawbone Because dental implants work like real teeth, they also help preserve the jawbone. Consider this comparison to how dentures may allow your jawbone to deteriorate. This deterioration can cause further oral health issues. Full dental implants stimulate the bones in your jaw and the surrounding tissue which preserves the bone density. You’ll be able to chew normally and maintain a youthful appearance. Improve…

    read more