Dental implants provide a natural way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are made possible through a combination of advanced technologies, high-quality materials and the skill of an experienced prosthodontist. The dental implant mimics the natural ingenuity of the human tooth and offers patients a beautiful, secure, and lasting way to restore their smiles after injury or tooth loss.
The Anatomy of a Dental Implant
Dental Implant Post- Think of the implant itself as a tiny screw. Made from high-quality titanium, the post is biocompatible and designed specifically to fuse with the jawbone. The dental implant becomes the replacement for the missing tooth root helping to stabilize the structure of the jaw and alignment of the bite. The implants take approximately 3-6 months to fully heal.
Abutment Anchor- Once the implant has properly fused with the jawbone, an abutment is attached. This piece of the implant is designed to anchor the final restoration in place. The abutment will protrude from the gumline creating space for a dental crown, bridge or denture.
Dental Restoration- Whether you need to replace one missing tooth with a dental crown, or are receiving an implant secured denture, the final restoration will be custom designed. Using only the highest quality dental materials your restoration will look and feel like natural teeth. Dr. McCool will help patients design a restoration that will blend seamlessly with their natural smile that no one will be able to distinguish from their real teeth.
Why Choose a Prosthodontist for Treatment
Prosthodontist Dr. Harry McCool offers dental implants from the comfort of his Lilburn, GA dentist office. Dr. McCool provides patients with comprehensive treatment plans to address the functional aspects to restore the patient’s optimal oral health. With over 25 years of clinical experience and many hours of continued education, Dr. McCool is a highly trained prosthodontist with a natural eye for facial aesthetics.
With a high quality of customer service and a low volume of patients, Dr. McCool is able to spend ample time with each patient to hear their questions and concerns, discuss their treatment options, and collaboratively reach a decided best type of dentures. If you are missing one tooth, or all of your teeth, contact our Lilburn, GA dentist office today. You can call our office, or click here to request an appointment online.