Dental Implants – Alpharetta, GA

Reliable Replacement Teeth That Can Last a Lifetime

Our dentists at Alpharetta Modern Dentistry have years of experience and countless hours of continuing education and specialized training underneath their belts. As a result, they’re able to complete the entire process, from start to finish, under one roof. That way, you’ll be able to rely on the same trusted team throughout your entire journey. Call our office today to schedule a consultation and learn whether dental implants in Alpharetta are right for you.

Why Choose Alpharetta Modern Dentistry for Dental Implants?

  • Accurate Guided Dental Implant Surgery
  • Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Treatment
  • See Results First with Virtual Smile Design

What Are Dental Implants?

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Dental implants themselves are small posts that are made of titanium. They can be surgically placed below the gumline and into the jawbone to restore the missing root structure of teeth, offering restorations like bridges, crowns, and dentures superior support and strength. Due to their biocompatible nature, they’re able to naturally fuse with the jawbone, keeping it from eroding due to a lack of stimulation.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

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The process of getting dental implants in Alpharetta can be broken down into four main steps: the initial consultation, dental implant surgery, healing and osseointegration, and the placement of the final restoration. At your consultation, our team at Alpharetta Modern Dentistry will break down the entire process for you, ensuring that you understand the timeline. We’ll also make sure that any questions you may have get answered, allowing you to comfortably and confidently consent to moving forward with our recommended treatment plan.

The Consultation

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To help determine whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants, our team will capture digital X-rays and complete a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums. Based on our findings, we’ll walk you through your customized treatment plan and provide you with an estimated cost to restore your smile. In some cases, preliminary treatments may be required before a patient is eligible for dental implants, like a tooth extraction or gum disease treatment.

Dental Implant Placement

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Once you decide to move forward with the procedure, our team will schedule your surgery. We utilize surgical guides to place implants in-office, ensuring that they’re placed at the perfect depths and locations within the mouth for the best support. With her additional experience at her general practice residency at Woodhull Hospital, where she received endodontic and surgical training, Dr. V offers a detailed and experienced hand throughout this part of the process.

Healing & Osseointegration

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After your surgery, you’ll undergo a process called osseointegration for the following three to six months, which is when your implants will fuse with your jawbone. This is a crucial step of the entire treatment, as it provides an unwavering and healthy foundation for your bridge, crown, or denture to be attached to. Once this has occurred, we’ll place small metal connector pieces atop your implants, called abutments.

Attaching the Final Restorations

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Each of our dental restorations are custom-crafted to look virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Our laboratory that we work with will create the replacement teeth specifically for you, ensuring that they function properly and fit ideally within the mouth. As soon as we receive the permanent restoration from them, we’ll call you back into the office to attach them to your abutments and show you how to take care of your new smile.

Benefits of Dental Implants

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Dental implants are an incredibly popular treatment because they have a wide array of benefits to offer compared to their traditional counterparts. For instance, being grounded in the jawbone, implants do not negatively impact any natural teeth you have in your mouth. In fact, they help reinforce the jawbone’s strength, which is beneficial in multiple ways. And this is just one example! During your consultation, we can talk about the myriad of ways implants can change your life for the better.

Day-to-Day Benefits

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Instead of worrying about your prosthetic teeth slipping, you can rest assured that your implant-retained restorations will not budge. These replacement teeth look and feel lifelike, giving you more confidence as you smile, eat, and talk around others.

In addition to providing a boost to your self-esteem, dental implants are remarkably easy to maintain every day. Like natural teeth, implants need to be brushed and flossed daily to keep plaque buildup from forming. Regular checkups at our office are also essential because we will watch your mouth closely and take care of any issues that come up—before they harm your perfect smile.

Health Benefits

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Did you know that dental implants restore bite power up to 80%? This means that basically no foods are off limits, including crisp apples, steak, and crunchy carrots. In fact, you have the capability to eat a varied diet, which can help you avoid or better manage many health problems, leading to a higher quality of life overall.

When it comes to your mouth, dental implants are by far the most ideal option for the long term. Without tooth roots, the jawbone deteriorates over time, but implant posts keep the jawbone stimulated and strong, which gives you that bite strength as well as a more youthful facial shape.

Long-Term Benefits

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When you have traditional dentures, regular adjustments and replacement occur frequently. In fact, they usually need to be replaced about every 5 to 7 years. Bridges typically last between 7 and 10 years before needing a new one. Unlike unanchored dentures or bridges, dental implants can have a lifespan of 35+ years with good dental hygiene!

With this prolonged lifespan, you need to take another look at the total amount you pay. If you add up the cost of these new restorations, it may rival or surpass that of dental implants. In other words, implants may be the wiser investment because you don’t have to pay to continually replace them.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

Dental implants can help patients facing a variety of different tooth loss situations. At your initial appointment, our team will help determine what types of implant restorations can rebuild your smile to its original, natural function and look. This can include one or more of the paths listed below.

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Illustrated dental crown being placed onto a dental implant

Missing One Tooth

For a single missing tooth, we can place one dental implant below the gumline and into the jawbone. This will act as the root-support for a free-standing dental crown, which can fill the gap left by one tooth.

Illustrated dental bridge being placed onto two dental implants

Missing Multiple Teeth

Instead of needing to secure a traditional dental bridge to your existing, healthy teeth, we can attach it to two dental implants placed on either side of the gap in your smile. This will minimize any unnecessary alteration of your healthy teeth and increase the lifespan of your restoration.

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Missing All of Your Teeth

Traditionally, dentures are held in place by natural suction that occurs within the mouth. This isn’t always reliable, as chewing food or speaking may cause them to shift or slip. By securing the restoration to anywhere from four to eight dental implants located in the strongest parts of the jawbone, these inconveniences can be eliminated, making your replacement teeth function like natural.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

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Each dental implant treatment that we plan is customized to fit patients’ unique needs. That’s why there’s no singular cost associated with the treatment. During your consultation, we’ll outline several cost-determining details, like how many dental implants you need to have placed, whether you require a preliminary treatment like gum disease therapy, and what type of restoration you’ll need. These will all help us provide you with a detailed cost estimate. We’ll also be able to walk you through all of your payment options.