Dental Implants Preserve Your Smile
Our teeth are very important to us, we use them daily for eating as well as for our aesthetics. Although sometimes we might not think about it, our teeth can be very vulnerable, keeping them strong and healthy requires constant and long term care. Though sometimes, despite our diligence, we can be faced with tooth decay, or tooth loss. Its when we have to face this, do we realize how important our teeth are to us. Dental implants are used to replace teeth when we are faced with a tooth loss. At Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, Dr. Edwin Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson provide his patients with dental implants to help them preserve their smiles. Read on to learn more about dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants
Dental implants can be thought of as artificial tooth roots that are bonded directly to the jawbone of the patient in order to provide a strong base for a crown to be screwed into place. A crown as the artificial tooth that is designed and shaped to match perfectly to your natural teeth. Dental implant procedures are one of the most common, predictable, and safest procedures in dentistry.
Why Dental Implants Are Important
While sometimes it may not be apparent, tooth loss can come with a slew of unwanted consequences. Some of these consequences include:
- Chance in speech
- Ineffective mastication
- Loss of self-confidence
- Sagging of the skin around the mouth
- Teeth becoming out of place due to the gap
These are just some of the hidden and sometimes forgotten consequences of tooth loss that can be otherwise avoided with the use of dental implants.
Learn More About Dental Implants From The Experts
It may be daunting to think about surgery or having implants placed in, but with the help of a professional dentist like Dr. Edwin Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson in Fayetteville, GA, you can rest assured that with the help of a dental implant you can have your smile back. With all of the consequences that come with tooth loss, it is often better to get the dental implant procedure earlier rather than later to avoid other complications that tooth loss can cause. Call our office in Fayetteville at (770) 487-9797 to learn more about dental implant options and how they can benefit you.
The negative effects of tooth loss extend beyond the gaps left in your smile where teeth are missing. Tooth loss can also lead to several additional concerns, including facial sagging and a change in the way you speak. An exciting solution for restoring your smile and combatting the negative effects of tooth loss is dental implants.
Here at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, your experienced dentists, Dr. Edwin Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson, can determine if dental implants are an option for you.
Negative Effects of Tooth Loss
The negative effects of tooth loss can include any or all of the following concerns:
- Gaps in your smile
- Facial drooping/sagging
- Excess strain on teeth
- Altered speech
One of the most obvious outcomes of tooth loss is the gaps or spaces that are left behind in your smile. Those gaps can contribute to several unwanted side effects beyond leaving you with an incomplete smile. For instance, the extra space between teeth can change the way you speak. This is because teeth help guide tongue placement while speaking. When the tongue slips into gaps where there are no teeth, your normal speech can be altered.
Facial sagging or drooping is another possible side effect that can occur with tooth loss. The teeth help support the muscles in the face. When there are fewer teeth to provide support, certain areas of the face can begin to sag or appear droopy, which can cause someone to appear older.
How Dental Implants Help
Tooth loss can result in several negative effects, but there is a solution. You can restore your smile and minimize or eliminate many of the unwanted side effects of tooth loss with dental implants. Used in conjunction with crowns, bridgework, or implant-supported overdentures, dental implants function to anchor artificial teeth securely in place. Once your smile is restored, many of the unwanted effects of tooth loss will also improve.
The skilled dentists at our office in Fayetteville can determine if dental implants might be right for you. You must have enough bone to be a candidate for dental implants because they are placed directly in the jawbone. Placing dental implants in the jawbone makes them a secure and long-lasting tooth replacement option. Unfortunately, bone loss often accompanies tooth loss so individuals who are missing teeth might not be able to replace them with dental implants if there is insufficient bone for placing the implants.
The negative effects of tooth loss can extend well beyond having a few gaps in your smile. Dental implants are an extremely effective solution for restoring your smile and mitigating the unwanted side effects of tooth loss. Dr. Richardson or Dr. Robinson can tell you if you are a candidate for dental implants. Call Dental Traditions in Fayetteville at (770) 487-9797 to schedule an appointment.
What if you could straighten your teeth without the interference of brackets and wires? At Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, you can. With ClearCorrect, your dentists, Dr. Ed Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson, offer this alternative to traditional braces for patients who want an undetectable solution to achieve a stunning, healthy smile. Aside from being a cosmetic concern, tooth misalignment leads to eating problems and other dental consequences. Read on to learn what ClearCorrect can do for you.
What Is ClearCorrect?
ClearCorrect discreetly realigns teeth utilizing a transparent aligner system. This treatment is categorized into four phases, and each requires the patient to wear these aligner trays for a one, two, or three week period. Only removing them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. This alternative to traditional braces delivers control, convenience, and flexibility, while gradually moving each tooth a little bit at a time into their proper position. Our dentist may recommend ClearCorrect to treat malocclusions such as overbite, underbite, spacing, and crowding.
How Does ClearCorrect Work?
ClearCorrect fixes more than a misaligned bite. Straight teeth are healthy teeth, which means that once you complete treatment, you're much closer to reducing your risk of developing distressing conditions such as periodontal disease and tooth decay. Our dentist starts the treatment by creating a custom treatment plan, the length of which will depend on your specific case and the severity of misalignment. Regardless of the specifics pertaining to your treatment, each patient needs to wear their aligners for 22 hours a day and have periodic checkups at our Fayetteville, GA, office to determine progress.
Interested? Give Us a Call
If you want straighter teeth but don't want discomfort from traditional braces, consult with our dentist to discuss how ClearCorrect can help you effortlessly achieve the smile you've always desired. During the initial visit, Dr. Ed Richardson or Dr. Jonathan Robinson can explain in detail what to expect, address end goals, and answer any questions or concerns that may arise. For more information about ClearCorrect and the other services we provide at Dental Traditions, visit our website. For appointment scheduling in our Fayetteville, GA, office, please call (770) 487-9797.
Could a root canal save your tooth and end your pain? Your Fayetteville, GA, dentists, Drs. Edwin Richardson and Jonathan Robinson of Dental Traditions, can help you protect your smile with root canal therapy and other procedures and services.
How can I tell if I need a root canal?
Although it's impossible to determine if you definitely need a root canal without making a visit to your Fayetteville dentist, you may notice a few troubling signs or symptoms when you have a problem deep inside your tooth.
Pain can be a sign that you have a problem with your tooth pulp. The soft pulp is located in the center of your tooth and contains tissue, blood vessels and nerves. If the pulp becomes infected or inflamed, it must be removed during a root canal procedure and replaced with a filling. You may also need a dental crown to strengthen your tooth after you've had a root canal. Without the procedure, you may soon lose your tooth.
If pain is mild at first or even comes and goes, you may not realize that you have a serious problem with your tooth. Any pain, no matter how often it occurs or how minor it seems initially, should be investigated by your dentist.
Should the inflammation or infection progress, your pain may worsen and become severe. You may also notice an increase in pain any time you chew or press on your tooth.
A few other signs or symptoms may also occur, such as:
- Darkening of your tooth
- Painful, red gum tissue around the tooth
- Pain after you eat or drink hot, cold, or sugary foods and beverages
Sometimes, root canals are needed due to an abscess in your tooth pulp. The bacterial infection not only jeopardizes your tooth but may put your health at risk. If the infection reaches your bloodstream, it may travel to your heart or brain and cause a stroke or heart attack. Fortunately, root canal therapy and antibiotics can help you save your tooth and prevent serious health consequences.
Signs and symptoms of an abscess include fever, swollen lymph nodes, pus around the tooth, a bump on your gum near the tooth, facial swelling, and severe, throbbing pain that may travel to your jawbone.
Root canal therapy can help you avoid tooth loss! Call your Fayetteville, GA, dentists, Drs. Edwin Richardson and Jonathan Robinson of Dental Traditions, at (770) 487-9797 to schedule your appointment.
Your lost tooth may be gone, but that doesn't mean you can't replace it. In fact, it's possible to restore your entire missing tooth, from the root all the way to the crown, with the help of dental implants! Here at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, your dentists, Drs. Edwin Richardson and Jonathan Robinson, can help you fill the gaps in your smile with this amazing restorative treatment—read on to learn if implants are right for your situation.
Dental implants serve as the foundation for your new tooth
Dental implants replace your natural tooth roots with tiny posts made of titanium, a lightweight metal that naturally bonds to bone. Due to this bio-compatible quality, as soon as the implants are placed in your jawbone during a minor oral surgical procedure, the bonding process begins.
Once your dental implants are securely attached to the bone (a process that usually takes about three to six months to complete), you will begin the next phase in the implant process. You will return to our Fayetteville office, where your dentist will add a connector to the top of your implants and make an impression of your mouth. This impression is then used to make dental crowns that perfectly fill the gaps in your smile. Your new dental crowns will then be connected to your implants to complete the creation of your new teeth.
Implants do more than just improve your appearance
A full smile is certainly important for confidence and self-esteem, but dental implants offer a few other benefits that you may not have initially considered. For instance, implants restore your ability to chew normally without decreasing your biting power. You'll be able to eat hard and tough foods without a problem because your implants are firmly rooted in your jawbone!
Dental implants also prevent jawbone resorption, which occurs when your jawbone shrinks after tooth loss. Your roots constantly stimulate the bone and keep it strong. Losing one or more teeth results in a loss of stimulation that can eventually cause resorption. When the bone becomes weaker, it may not be able to adequately support your teeth or the muscles in the lower part of your face. Fortunately, dental implants stimulate the bone and keep it strong and healthy.
Have you lost more than one tooth? Implants will work for you too. Implant-supported bridges and dentures offer a comfortable, long-term solution for people who have lost multiple teeth.
Need treatment? Give us a call
Don't let a missing tooth ruin your smile! Call your Fayetteville, GA, dentists, Drs. Edwin Richardson and Jonathan Robinson of Dental Traditions, at (770) 487-9797 to schedule an appointment.
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