Dental Implants

Missing one or more teeth?

Find out if dental implants are right for you.

Why Dental Implants?

A dental implant is most desirable method of tooth replacement because it looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth without compromising adjacent teeth. An implant functions as a synthetic tooth root. The post-shaped “root” is surgically placed into the jawbone. The CAMLOG® implants we place at Cornelia Dental are made from commercially pure, medical grade titanium. A replacement tooth made of naturally tooth-colored ceramic is then fixed to the titanium post.

Many dental offices in Habersham can only restore dental implants which means you will have to go to another dentist to have your dental implant surgically placed. At Cornelia Dental, we can usually both place and restore your dental implant which saves you time and travel.

The ideal candidate for a dental implant is a non-smoker with sufficient amount of bone in the jaw and healthy gum tissue. Request a complimentary consultation at Cornelia Dental today to find out if implants are right for you.

Single or Multiple Tooth Implants

The versatility of implants allows you to replace one missing tooth with a single implant or to replace several teeth with a permanent bridge. If you need to replace all of your teeth, a full bridge or full denture can be permanently fixed in your mouth with strategically placed implants.

Advantages Over Bridges and Dentures

Conventional dentures and bridges can be unstable because they are not fixed to the bone. Implants provide the stability needed to bite into what you want to. Implants look, feel, and function more like natural teeth allowing you to eat, talk, and smile with confidence. Unlike bridges, implants typically last a lifetime and do not compromise surrounding teeth.

Mini-Implants

A mini-implant is a miniature implant that functions like the root of your tooth. This mini-implant holds a retaining fixture which attaches to a corresponding fixture on your denture. Because it attaches firmly to your jaw, your denture is more stable and comfortable. You can relax and stop worrying about your denture.

A mini-implant is different from a regular implant in a number of ways. Due to its size, the mini-implant can often be used in a site that has less than adequate bone. Placing mini-implants is often simpler and quicker than placing regular implants. Mini-implants are often able to support your denture immediately; full-sized implants generally require several months to heal completely before they can support a restoration.

Placing mini-implants is a typically a simple and relatively pain-free procedure. You should expect a recovery period of less than two days. You can begin wearing your denture right away since modifications are made to the denture on the same day the implants are placed.

Implant Supported Dentures

The chief complaint of people who wear dentures is lack of stability of their lower denture. If you have an uncomfortable or loose-fitting denture or if you are considering dentures for the first time mini-implants may be able to provide a viable solution for you. Implant-supported dentures are over dentures which attach to your gums by mini-implants. Mini-implants are anchored firmly in the bone of your jaw. Small attachments are placed in the underside of the denture allowing the denture to snap securely onto the implants.

  • Implant-supported dentures will allow you to have the confidence to do all the things you want: laugh, talk, and eat without worrying about your denture embarrassing you by slipping or falling out.
  • Comfort is always a concern with dentures. You will appreciate the comfort that implant-supported dentures provide. Since they are secure in your mouth, they feel more like natural teeth. Your gum tissue will be less irritated and you’ll be less likely to suffer from pain and canker sores.
  • You will enjoy how implant-supported dentures improve your appearance. Less plastic is used than with conventional dentures, allowing a more natural appearance with your implant-supported dentures. Wearing implant-supported dentures can help to prevent bone loss and shrinking of the jaw, help to give you a more youthful appearance.
  • No one likes the slurred speech and clicking that are often associated with conventional dentures. You can relax and speak easily, clearly, and confidently with your implant-supported dentures.
  • Implant-supported dentures mean no need to use messy denture adhesive. The mini-implants hold the denture securely in place until you remove them the denture.
  • With implant-supported dentures, you could be eating, talking, laughing and smiling again before you know it.

    Request a free brochure today or schedule a complimentary consultation to find out how dental implants can help you restore your smile AND your self-confidence.