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Dental Implants – Marietta, GA

Complete Your Smile with Dental Implants

If you’ve ever tried replacing one or more missing teeth with a traditional crown, bridge, or denture but weren’t happy with the results, consider switching to dental implants. They are the latest advancement for replacing teeth. Whether you have a tooth that needs extraction or are trying to fix a missing tooth, call Dr. Thornton for a dental implant consultation. Dr. Thornton is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and specializes in both implant placement and restoration. He is qualified to help you achieve the benefits of dental implants, as opposed to traditional restorative options, to preserve your natural tooth structure to provide you with a stable, durable, and esthetic option. They also restore the appearance of your smile, boosting your confidence as well as your smile’s functionality.

Benefits of Dental Implants

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Surgically placing an implant post into your jawbone to serve as a new tooth root allows you to enjoy several benefits that are not possible with traditional options, including:

  • Replaces both the root and the crown.
  • Can last for several years with the right aftercare.
  • Over a 95% 10-year success rate.
  • Restore as much as 70% of your natural biting force.
  • Looks natural using all-ceramic crowns.
  • Doesn’t damage or alter any remaining natural teeth.
  • Preserves your jawbone’s density.
  • Supports your oral structures.
  • Improves your oral health.

Indications for Dental Implants

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Your dentist in Marietta, Dr. Thornton can use dental implants to treat all cases of tooth loss. Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch, he can help you regain a complete, functional smile.

Missing Single Tooth

A titanium implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone to act as a new root. An abutment is connected to the post to attach a custom-made dental crown. It is crafted to match the appearance and size of your natural teeth to blend in when you smile.

Implant Placement

Missing Multiple Teeth

As an alternative to a traditional bridge, 1 or 2 implant posts are used to anchor the prosthetics to your jawbone. Impressions of your mouth are used to design a bridge that meets your size, shape, and color needs. Since it is held in place using dental implants, there is no damage to your adjacent teeth.

Missing All Your Teeth

You can skip the slipping and irritation of a traditional denture using dental implants. A custom-made denture is secured to your jawbone using an average of 4 implant posts.

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Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

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There is no set price tag for dental implants because the amount you pay is based on your individual treatment plan. There are several factors that influence the price, such as the number of teeth being replaced, if any additional procedures are needed, and your dental insurance. Often, you can use your coverage to lower the cost of certain parts of your treatment, like the restorations. To cover any remaining balance, third-party financing can be used.

Although dental implants may be more expensive upfront than traditional options, they are more cost-effective long-term because they have the potential to last for a lifetime. You will never need to worry about having them replaced with the right aftercare.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The function and appearance of your smile is not only important for your quality of life but your confidence as well. Now, you have several options to replace your missing teeth; however, none produce the same benefits as dental implants. Choosing the right treatment can be a difficult decision. You are sure to have plenty of questions. To help you make the best choice for your smile, Dr. Thornton explains your treatment process and takes the time to answer your questions. He will help you make an educated decision for your oral health and your lifestyle. With the answers you need to your top questions about dental implants, you can rest assured you will make a wise investment in your smile.

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Complete Your Smile Today!

If you are ready to overcome the challenges of missing teeth, it is time to see if dental implants are right for you. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.