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The Dental Implant Advantage Marietta, GA

The Dental Implant Advantage

If you are someone you know has missing teeth, you need to start weighing your options to restore your smile. Most people are anxious to invest in a tooth replacement option based purely on the cosmetic benefit and restoration.  However, even if you aren’t concerned with how your toothless smile looks, there are other reasons to replace your missing teeth.  Not only do you need your teeth to chew food properly, but you will actually start to experience bone loss in your jaw if you don’t replace them.  Jawbone loss can eventually lead to facial collapse and premature aging.

Now that you’re convinced you need to do something about your missing teeth, let’s explore your options.  Most patients are faced with choosing between dentures and dental implants.  Before you shy away from the cost difference of choosing dental implants, there are some very significant benefits to be aware of – which far outweigh the cost!

Dental implants are prosthetic screws usually made of titanium that are placed in the jawbone to take the place of missing tooth roots. This is an important difference from dentures because replacing a tooth root means that the jawbone is adequately stimulated and bone loss is prevented.  Once the implant has been allowed to heal, the screw fuses to the bone and is anchored securely into place. Prosthetic teeth can then be attached to the implants to take the place of missing teeth. Dental implants are considered the gold standard tooth replacement option and they are a long-term solution.

Here are a few important reasons why choosing dental implants over dentures is worth the investment:

Authentic: Dental implants look, feel and function like natural teeth. Unlike dentures, you will never have to worry about clicking, popping or slipping.  In fact, most people never even notice a dental implant versus a real tooth.  Not only can you have a functional smile with dental implants, but a confident one as well.

Convenience: Dentures or partials require extra maintenance and cleaning as well as messy denture adhesives.   Dental implants demand the same oral hygiene routine that your natural teeth have always required.

Diet and Health: Have you considered what dentures can do to your eating habits long term?  With dentures, many patients are forced to eliminate foods that are harder to chew. Unfortunately, the foods that are left behind are often foods that are high in fiber and carry vital nutrients.  Denture patients usually replace these foods with softer foods that are higher in carbohydrates and calories.  Long term these eating habits can lead to obesity and contribute significantly to heart disease and diabetes.  Dental implants not only allow you to eat the foods you love, but they ensure you are not forced to eliminate nutrient-rich options from your diet.

Regardless of whether you need one tooth replacement or a full set of new teeth, Gilreath Family Dentistry can help you with dental implants.  Your smile is worth it!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

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