Solutions for Missing Teeth in Atlanta

Smile with confidence and eat like a kid again

“Patients with multiple missing teeth don’t need to replace each missing tooth with an implant,” says  Dr. Jessica Lee.  “We can use dental implants to support dentures or dental bridges.  In fact, and implant bridge is a better option for multiple missing teeht as it has more flexibility than single implants.”

Missing teeth can adversely affect your quality of life by making it hard to chew and by affecting your self-confidence. Dental implants increase your quality of life. They give you the ability to chew and smile confidently with life-like teeth that look completely natural.

Dr. Lee has had advance training in implant placement and restoration. Dr. Vazquez is highly experienced in dental implant procedures taking care of the surgery for multiple missing teeth.

 What is a dental implant?

Solutions for Missing Teeth, Atlanta, GADental implants are a permanent solution for replacing missing or badly damaged teeth. An implant is a high-tech tooth replacement made from a biocompatible substance. It’s the closest thing to a natural tooth available in modern dentistry today.

The implant consists of a titanium post that functions as a tooth root, and a porcelain restoration that looks like a natural tooth.

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Replacing a single missing tooth

Solutions for Missing Teeth, Atlanta, GA

A single implant is the best solution for replacing a single missing tooth.

A single missing tooth can be replaced with an ordinary bridge or a dental implant.  An ordinary bridge has the disadvantage that the adjacent teeth have to be prepared for crowns to support the bridge.

A dental implant single-tooth restoration avoids the need for the dentist to alter adjacent teeth and also replaces the support that’s been lost due to the missing tooth. And, unlike conventional bridges, a missing tooth replaced with a dental implant will prevent the bone loss associated with missing teeth.

Most importantly, the embarrassing gap in your smile will be gone. And you’ll have a natural-looking tooth that will let you smile freely and aid you in ongoing good oral health, too.

Replacing multiple missing teeth

Dr. Vazquez, our periodontist, is an implant expert. He takes care of the surgery for multiple missing teeth.

There are basically three types of multiple-tooth replacement using dental implants:

  • Dentures supported by implants.
  • The teeth in one day procedure.
  • Implant-supported bridges.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Two or more dental implants per arch snap into specially fitted dentures.  This option stabilizes dentures and improves chewing ability.

Teeth in One Day Procedure

Solutions for Missing Teeth, Atlanta, GAOne method of replacing multiple missing teeth is to use dental implants to replace each tooth. The teeth in one day procedure uses 4 to 6 implants to fix in new acrylic or porcelain teeth in one surgical visit.

Implant-Supported Bridges

Solutions for Missing Teeth, Atlanta, GA

Dental implants can be used to support a bridge.

The most natural tooth replacement option, returning practically full chewing power to the patient.

Unlike dentures, bridges are permanently fixed in place and act very similar to your natural teeth. If you have missing teeth, an alternative to multiple single implants is a bridge supported by implants.

Using one or more implant-supported bridges to replace missing teeth keeps costs down and makes getting replacement teeth more affordable. If you have three to four missing teeth in a row, for example, we can create a bridge by placing two implants and using them to anchor that bridge.

Partial dentures

For those with missing teeth, gaps in your smile can be fixed with partial dentures. These can be secured with metal attachments anchored to your natural teeth.

Learn more about our dentures.

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Replacing all your teeth

The conventional way to replace a full set of missing teeth has been to use full dentures. But dentures tend to slip and move around. And they can be very uncomfortable and painful, making eating a difficult and unpleasant experience.

Dentures do not stop the problem of bone loss, either. That’s why long-time denture wearers often look older than they really are due to the loss of bone in their jaws.

 Full teeth replacement in one day

New Teeth in One DayWe offer our patients stable new teeth in one day using a comfortable and minimally invasive procedure. The New Teeth in One Day technique is a modern dentistry procedure that has become the preferred alternative to dentures, and allows patients to eat whatever they want!

The New Teeth in One Day procedure

We place four implants in strategic locations and precise angles to take advantage of the available bone in a patient’s jaw. In most cases, four implants is all a patient needs to have all their teeth restored. The additional benefits are that this new set of teeth is permanent, doesn’t require a fake palate, and provides the needed stability to eat, speak and smile naturally.

Our Dental Implant procedure

  • Cone Beam CT Scan

    The first step in the process to receiving dental implants is a 3D Cone Beam CT scanner, which captures a precise 360 degree image of your head. This X-ray allows us to create a detailed surgical plan for maximum efficiency and accuracy.

  • Planning the case

    Next, we will use the digital X-ray images to plan the implant procedure. A surgical guide is also made from the X-rays.

  • Surgical Guide

    s02 Our ServicesWe  use a surgical guide for precision implant surgery. The surgical guide ensures that the implant is placed at the exact angle and depth that is required for the optimum positioning of the implant.

  • Piezo electric handpiece

    s02 Our ServicesWe use the Piezo ultrasonic handpiece as an alternative to the conventional scalpel. This device offers more precise and gentle cutting when needed for difficult procedures, including complicated extractions and bone augmentations. The high-speed of this device also reduces the amount of time you are in the dental chair.

  • Growth Factors

    s02 Our ServicesWe often use a centrifuge to create plasma rich in growth factors made from the patient’s own blood platelets for faster healing rates.

Learn more about New Teeth in One Day on our Dental Implants website

Patient Testimonials

Patient Testimonials, Atlanta Dental Center“I was recommended dental implants for my lower arch. At first I was a little shocked about the nature of what had to be done, and to be truthful I also visited another dental group just to make a comparison. And clearly Atlanta Dental Center was superior in every way possible. After some preliminary consultation, I went through the procedure in one day. It worked out extremely well. All my lower teeth were extracted and they put in my implants.

“I walked out and I was basically pain-free. In fact, it was two days before Thanksgiving that this took place, and I was concerned about having Thanksgiving dinner. I was expecting a lot of pain and thought I would be in bed watching football. The reality was I had absolutely no pain and very little discomfort at all. I sat at the table with everyone else, enjoying my dinner. I have never had a problem since. Everyone at Atlanta Dental Center was very professional and courteous, and it’s very high-tech.” – Thaddeus

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To make an appointment, call 404.800.1442 or click here to request an appointment online.