Posts for tag: restorative dentistry

By Smart Family Dental Care
November 02, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Whether they were lost due to trauma, decay, or extraction, closing the gaps in your teeth may seem like an impossible task. However, with dental implantsdental implants, you can replace your missing teeth to renew and rejuvenate your smile. Whether you have one gap, several gaps, or need to replace all the teeth on an arch, dental implants can help you. Find out more about dental implants with Dr. Orson Baek at Smart Family Dental Care in Norcross, GA.

Parts of a Dental Implant 
Dental implants are held in place by the implant’s fixture, which your dentist will surgically implant into the jawbone underneath your missing tooth. The fixture is a small, titanium post which “screws” into the bone. After implantation, the bone grows around the fixture to lock it firmly and permanently into place. The implant’s prosthetic is usually a dental crown, a porcelain, tooth-shaped cap, which fits over the implant’s fixture to replace the missing tooth itself. The implant’s abutment connects the two main pieces together and anchors them both into place.

Dental Implants vs Other Tooth Replacement Options
A dental implant replaces both the tooth and its root permanently, without the help of any surrounding teeth. The implant stands alone and can last a lifetime with the right care. A dental bridge, however, requires the help of the healthy teeth surrounding the gap. The teeth must fit inside the crowns on either side of the bridge, requiring a preparation procedure on the healthy teeth. The bridge also sits above the gumline and does not stimulate the bone to keep it healthy as an implant does.

Dental Implants in Norcross, GA
Dental implants require a sufficient amount of bone in which to lie, indicating that patients with significant bone atrophy within the area of their implant may require a bone graft prior to their implant. This rebuilds the implant site and strengthens the bone to provide a good foundation for the implant.

For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Orson Baek at Smart Family Dental in Norcross, GA. Call (770) 446-5700 to schedule your consultation for dental implants with Dr. Baek today!

By Smart Family Dental Care
October 28, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

How dental implants from Norcross can improve your smile

There are many reasons why you should consider dental implants. They are the state-of-the-art, high-tech solution to replace a single dental impl;antstooth or multiple missing teeth. Not too many years ago, you were limited to partials, dentures or dental bridgework to replace missing teeth. All of these options proved to be inadequate compared to your natural teeth. Now, thanks to dental implants, you have a natural-looking way to complete your smile. Dr. Orson Baek at Smart Family Dental Care in Norcross, GA wants to help you discover why you should consider dental implants.

People choose dental implants for their many benefits, including:

  • Cosmetic beauty, because they look just like your natural teeth, only better
  • Conservation of remaining teeth, because unlike dental bridgework, Dr. Baek doesn’t have to prepare the teeth next to the implant
  • Convenience, because you don’t have to remove them for eating or sleeping, unlike removable partials and dentures
  • Stability, because dental implants are fused to bone, holding them firmly in place
  • Easy maintenance, because they are stain-resistant and will never decay

Dental implants offer a permanent solution with a high success rate. In fact, they boast a success rate of over 95%, the highest of any surgical implant!

Another major benefit of dental implants is that they can actually help you look younger. That’s because your body creates bone to fuse with the dental implant, locking it in place. This helps to maintain your firm jawline and the youthful fullness of your face. In contrast, removable partials and dentures can put pressure on your bone, causing the bone to disappear over time, a process called resorption.

Your dentist in Norcross will place your dental implants with a simple in-office procedure. During a healing period, your bone will fuse with the implant, and the implant becomes the “root” of your missing tooth. After the implant is secure and stable, Dr. Baek will place a permanent crown on top of the implant. The final result is virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

You should consider dental implants if you want the best, most natural tooth replacement available. You deserve a full, beautiful smile you will be proud to show off. It’s time to call Dr. Orson Baek at Smart Family Dental Care in Norcross, GA. Find out more about dental implants by calling today!