Solutions for Missing Teeth in Atlanta

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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, an implant bridge is a better option for multiple missing teeth, as it has more flexibility than single implants.”

Dr. Lee and Dr. Robert Schmidt provide full implant services to replace single and multiple teeth, including a full arch of broken-down or missing teeth. Our periodontist, Dr. Vazquez, takes care of complex cases, as needed.

Missing or broken-down teeth can adversely affect your quality of life by making it hard to chew and lowering your self-confidence. Dental implants increase your quality of life. They return the ability to chew and smile confidently with teeth that look completely natural.

What Is a Dental Implant?

Diagram of implant.Dental 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.

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

Cutaway of implant.

With a dental implant, there is no need to alter the adjacent teeth.

A single missing tooth can be replaced with a dental bridge or a dental implant.  A dental bridge has the disadvantage of requiring adjacent teeth 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. Unlike conventional bridges, a missing tooth replaced with a dental implant will prevent the bone loss associated with missing teeth.

When a single-tooth implant replaces a front tooth, the noticeable gap will be filled. Your smile will be natural-looking, as the restoration is made to match the rest of your teeth. Good oral health is easier to maintain with dental implants.

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Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth

Doctor showing patient mold of teeth.

Dr. Vazquez, our periodontist, is an implant expert.

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

  • Dentures supported by implants
  • Implant-supported bridges
  • Partial dentures

Implant-supported dentures

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

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Implant Supported Bridge

Dental implants can be used to support a bridge.

Implant-supported bridges

Implant-supported bridges are used to replace three or more adjacent teeth. Unlike dentures, bridges are permanently fixed in place and act very similar to your natural teeth. In cases of missing teeth, an alternative to multiple single implants is a bridge supported by implants.

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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. However, dentures are best stabilized with implants.

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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. That’s why long-time denture wearers often look older than they are due to loss of bone in the jaw.

Full teeth replacement in one day

New Teeth in One Day

Patients can replace a full arch of teeth in one day using our comfortable and minimally invasive New Teeth in One Day procedure.

We 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 of their teeth restored. There are many benefits to New Teeth in One Day. This new set of teeth is permanent, doesn’t require a fake palate and provides the needed stability to eat, speak and smile naturally.

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Our Dental Implant Procedure

  • Cone Beam CT scan

    Doctor giving patient CT scan.The first step in the dental implant process is a 3D Cone Beam CT scan, 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

    Doctor planning patient case.Next, we will use the 3D digital X-ray images to plan the implant procedure. A surgical guide is also made from the X-rays.

  • Surgical guide

    Doctor showing patient surgical guide.We use a surgical guide for precision implant surgery. The surgical guide ensures the implant is placed at the exact angle and depth that is required for optimum positioning.

  • Piezo electric handpiece

    Piezo electric handpieceWe 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. This high-speed device also reduces the amount of time you are in the dental chair.

  • Growth factors

    Growth factors deviceWe often use a centrifuge to create plasma rich in growth factors that is made from the patient’s own blood platelets. This aids in faster healing rates.

Patient Testimonials

Candus“I just wanted to let everyone know what a fantastic experience I had when I had to have two implants put in. The first part was having two teeth pulled. I have had a tooth pulled before, but this experience was nothing like my last. The doctor used a new technology, that he showed me later, that made the extractions simple, clean and painless!

“I then started the implant surgery, which I was not looking forward to because I had heard that people had a lot of pain afterward! I wish I had not fretted as much as I did because the surgery was absolutely fine and quick and the recovery was again, amazing.

“I left the office not looking forward to the rest of the day and the day to come. Well, to my surprise, I felt perfectly fine! I never had any pain of any kind. Everything has gone very well. Healing has been flawless. I will highly recommend Atlanta Dental Center to everyone.”

—Candus

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To make an appointment, call (404) 800‑1442 or click here to request an appointment online.