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What Are Dental Implants?

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

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“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, our doctors are able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implants can be placed at the same time as a tooth extraction – further minimizing the number of surgical procedures.

Dental Implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. While our doctors perform the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary, the restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

Why Dental Implants?

Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a way to improve your life. When you lose several teeth – whether it’s a new situation or something you have lived with for years – chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.

Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.

A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed this concept for oral rehabilitation more than 35 years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.

Why Select Dental Implants Over More Traditional Types Of Restorations?

There are several reasons: Why sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.

Are You A Candidate For Implants?

If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If your mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.

What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used?

The majority of dental implants and bone graft can be performed in the office under local anesthesia, with or without general anesthesia.

Do Implants Need Special Care?

Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists.

If you need any additional information, please contact us at Atlanta Office Phone Number 1-877-269-2637

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Dr. Bankston & his staff were highly professional. They were always courteous & helpful. I was very pleased with the surgery results & with Dr. Bankston's ability & knowledge. I would recommend him anytime.

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Magnificent work and the staff was wonderful with me. I have had a lot of work over many years and I can honestly say this was the best care I ever had.

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Getting an implant can be a daunting process but Dr Blair, Judy and everyone else made it smooth, comfortable and easy!

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Everyone here is friendly, professional, kind in answering all my many questions, and great with follow through regarding scheduling. Highly recommend!

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Love Dr. Blair! Best experience I could have asked for! 6 stars all the way!!

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My appointments here are always pleasant. Very impressed with Dr. Blair and his knowledgeable and caring staff.

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The best experience one could ever ask for !

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Dr. Blair and Judy are the best!

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The team is amazing. My husband has used this team for two imp!ants and myself for one. I highly recommend them. They even follow up the next day to check in with you. Awesome, qualified team!

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This place is phenomenal, and I hate dental work, everyone very professional.

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DR. STEVEN LEVY IS THE BEST DENTIST I'VE EVER MET. HE IS A GREAT PROFESSIONAL, RELIABLE, SAAVY, RESPECTFUL, WITH UNMATCHED WORK ETHICS AND RESOURCEFUL; PROVIDING A UNIQUE PERSONALIZED SERVICE SINCE HE GENUINELY CARES FOR HIS PATIENTS AND TEAM. THAT IS WHY HE SURRENDERS HIMSELF WITH AN AWESOME BUNCH FOR PROFESSIONALS THAT LEAVE AND BREATHE THE SAME CULTURE AND VALUES. I WAS BLESSED TO BE TREATED BY HIM AND HIS TEAM. IT IS NOT TRUE THAT DOCTOR'S NO LONGER CARE ABOUT THEIR PATIENTS...DR. STEVEN LEVY IS A LIVING EXAMPLE OF A VOCATIONAL DDS THAT RUNS HIS PRACTICE PUTTING HIS CUSTOMERS FIRST. HE AND HIS TEAM ARE THE BEST!!!!!

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I was very nervous at having a tooth extraction and a dental implant last Monday even tho I'm no stranger to a dental chair. Dr. Schaner and his staff immediately put me at ease as I observed their efficient manner. Dr. Schaner also has a great "bedside" manner. Yesterday I received roses and chocolates from Dr. Schaner and Dr. Goolsby for trusting my procedures to them. Very thoughtful!!

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Dr Blair is the best oral surgeon I have found! Very professional staff from front desk to assistants, you will feel at home. Well run office and top notch service. I would never go anywhere else!!

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Really pleased with Dr. Blair, Judy, and all of the staff here.

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