Dental Implants in Flintstone, GA & Chattanooga, TN
What your dentist in Flintstone wants you to know
Dental implants are the revolutionary, state-of-the-art tooth replacement option that can save your smile. They provide many benefits which are unmatched by traditional tooth replacement solutions like bridges, partials or dentures. Dr. Kenneth Pilgrim at Kenneth Pilgrim DMD in Flintstone, GA, wants you to know more about dental implants and what they can do for your smile.
The bottom part of the implant, which looks like a screw, is placed in your jaw during a simple in-office procedure. The screw is made of titanium, a material that is biocompatible, meaning your body won’t reject it. In fact, over time your body will grow more bone to fuse with the dental implant. The implant screw becomes firmly embedded in your bone and won’t move.
Once the implant screw is firmly embedded and your tissue is fully healed, Dr. Pilgrim will place a natural-looking dental implant crown on top of the screw. You now have a new tooth! Dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth. They can also provide a supportive framework for a denture, which is snapped in place over the implants.
There are many reasons why dental implants are preferred over traditional bridges, partials or dentures. These are just a few:
- Dental implants look completely natural
- Dental implants are cleaned by simple brushing and flossing
- Dental implants won’t ever move around
- Dental implants can last throughout your lifetime
- Dental implants won’t ever decay and they resist stains
Another important benefit of dental implants is that they also help you retain the youthful fullness and contours of your face, especially your firm jawline. Your body produces more bone to fuse with the implant and the increased bone production fills out your facial contours. You won’t have the sunken, sagging look of someone who wears dentures for a long time.
To find out more about dental implant treatment and what dental implants can do for your smile, Call Dr. Pilgrim at Kenneth Pilgrim DMD by calling (706) 820-0413 today! We serve the Flintstone, GA & Chattanooga, TN community.