Can You Benefit from Dental Implants?

Corey Mazer, DDS at Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta, GA wants our patients to understand the value of dental implants. As a preferred dentist in Alpharetta, we are often asked about dental implants and many patients wonder if there is more benefit from dental implants than alternatives like dentures or bridges. Let’s take some time now to understand the significant benefit from dental implants and the value of implant dentistry.


Understanding Implants

You may not know that the loss of a tooth triggers a series of changes in the mouth, and they are rarely healthy or beneficial. For example, when you lose a tooth, you lose the roots and the crown. This creates a gap in your teeth and your remaining teeth may begin to shift into new positions because of it. This forces your natural bite to change and that can lead to wear and tear on the teeth and changes in the way your jaw functions.

So, one of the ways you can benefit from dental implants is that they will replace the missing tooth, preventing any movement and the damages that can result.

Of course, another benefit from dental implants is that it prevents your jaw and gum tissue from receding. The loss of a tooth sends a message to the body to begin absorbing some of the bone where that tooth once was, and your gum tissue is going to shrink and tighten. Lose several teeth, and you may see the appearance of your jaw and face change along with that movement of the teeth.

The loss of teeth also means your diet has to change. Without teeth, you are less able to consume hard or tough foods, and that can mean that crucial fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains will have to be eliminated. This means that another benefit from dental implants is that your overall health and quality of life can be preserved by using them.

Finally, implants can be used in several ways. They replace individual teeth, but can also support full dentures as well as bridges. This means they can be a cost effective way to preserve gum and bone without investing in a huge number of implants.

Contact Our Alpharetta Dentist Office if You Can Benefit From Dental Implants

If you have additional questions about how you might benefit from dental implants, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Alpharetta, GA office at 678-624-0370. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. You can also learn more by reading our other dental implants pages. Learn the reasons you would need dental implants, how to care for your dental implants, and take our dental implants quiz.

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  • I absolutely love the service I receive from Old Milton Dental. Everyone is super friendly and takes their time to help you however they can. Dr. Katie and her team is amazing. So amazing that I travel from Lawrenceville to Alpharetta just to continue dental care here. I would totally recommend their affordable services!

    S. Edwards
  • Wonderful staff. They are all very friendly and caring people. The dentist and hygienists are very comfortable to talk to and make you feel less like a patient and more like a friend. I stick with them even though I am out of network. I would recommend Old Milton Dental to anyone in the area.

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  • Everyone here is always so nice, professional, accommodating, and really genuinely care about their patients. They even offer me a warm blanket during procedures! Wonderful practice all around - I would highly recommend the whole team at Old Milton Dental.

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  • My family and I have been going to Old Milton Dental for 11 years. A few years ago they became out of Network with our insurance carrier and we thought no big deal, we'll just go to a dentist in Network. Well that was the bigest mistake, The level of care at the in Network dentist did not compare. We immediately went back to Old Milton Dental. They are still out of Network but we choose to have good service and an honest reputable dentist.

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