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A journey of a patient who lost all teeth but later..." 
The approach taken to replace missing teeth has changed a great deal over the last hundred years. Just in the last few decades, we have seen a significant shift in the methods used to replace teeth. At Athens TLC Dental, you can consult with Dr. Mathew to determine if dental implants may be the solution that will give you back the smile you desire. Whether you are missing one tooth, a few, several or all teeth, implants are proven highly successful at restoring optimal function and a lifelike appearance. 

What are dental implants? 

Implants are more than replacement teeth – they are replacement roots. The tiny titanium post is inserted into the area where the root once sat. Over several months, bone tissue in the jaw fuses around the implant. This integration into the jawbone is what sets implants apart from other forms of tooth replacement.

The dental bridge and the denture each replace teeth only, sitting on top of the gums, sometimes in a rather precarious way. Statistics show that dentures are capable of restoring only about 10 percent of the chewing function we need to be satisfied and healthy. Dr. Mathew can assess your situation whether you currently have dentures or you are facing the prospect of needing them. In many cases, it is possible to combine a few dental implants with a custom designed denture to restore up to 90 percent of your normal, healthy chewing function. 

Why you may want implants

  • Dental implants mimic the natural oral structure. In doing this, treatment gives you back the greatest amount of comfort and chewing function.
  • An implant can hold a crown, bridge or, with the right number of implants, a full denture.
  • The stability of implants gives you full access to the foods you love to eat. You don't need to feel worried that any food will cause slippage.
  • A denture affixed to implants will not move around in the mouth. This means you can speak and laugh without feeling self-conscious. You can go out to eat and enjoy time with friends and family. Essentially, your smile will feel like it always did - strong and healthy!
  • Roots are vital to the regeneration of bone in the jaw. Without stimulation from roots, bone breaks down, as demonstrated by the sunken-in appearance we see in individuals who have no teeth. Replacing roots with implants preserves this stimulation and thus helps you retain your facial contours.
Multiple restorative procedures can be discussed if tooth loss is a problem you are facing. Learn more about implants, bridges, and dentures in your visit to Athens TLC Dental. 

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