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The Stages of Getting Dental Implants Marietta, GA

The Stages of Getting Dental Implants

Single Tooth Dental Implant Marietta GA

According to the American Dental Association, as much as 5 million dental implants are placed in the United States each year. If you are also considering this gold standard treatment in teeth replacement, you’ll need to gain a firm understanding of the process. Getting dental implants isn’t like getting a dental filling or even a dental bridge. Regardless of how many teeth you are replacing, implant dentistry involves different phases or stages. In general, dental implants can be broken down into two main steps: dental implant placement and dental implant restoration. These are not one in the same, and they both require optimal timing to be successful.

What is Dental Implant Placement?

The first stage of your treatment will involve placing the implant posts into your jawbone. These are biocompatible titanium posts that need to be surgically inserted into the underlying bone, or where your tooth root used to be. This requires very precise placement, which can be achieved with the use of advanced imaging techniques such as the 3D CT Scanning. In some cases, patients may need bone grafting to build up the jawbone so that it can support an implant. Once placed, the implant should fuse to the surrounding bone during a process called osseointegration. This can take several months, but it is a critical step towards implant success!

What is a Dental Implant Restoration?

Once your jawbone has fused to your dental implant post or posts, you can move on to the restoration process. Dental implant restoration involves crafting custom prosthetic teeth and attaching them to the implant posts using abutments. Depending on your personal preferences and how many teeth you are replacing, a dental implant restoration can be a crown, bridge or denture. With an implant securely anchored into your jawbone, the restoration can provide a natural feel and function. Many restorations are made of porcelain or ceramic. They may not last forever like your implants, but they can easily be repaired or replaced with the time comes.

Restore Your Smile With Us!

When choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you can expect your treatment to take several months. However, there are newer options if you are replacing a full arch of teeth. All-on-4 implants allow treatment time to be drastically shortened in certain cases. At Gilreath Dental Associates, we proudly offer the most advanced equipment and materials when it comes to dental implants. We complete the entire process right here Marietta office. While dental implants are a longer treatment and more costly investment, don’t dismiss the fact that they offer remarkable benefits towards your long-term self-esteem, quality of life and overall health.

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

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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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