Legacy Family Dentistry | Dental Implants in Gainesville

 

 

Legacy Family Dentistry


Kristin Jorgensen, DDS, P.C.

 

 

224 Shallowford Rd NW
Gainesville, GA 30504

P:  (770) 536-1170
F:  (770) 536-4653

Email: info@legacyfamilydentistry.com

Dental Implants
 

                        
Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, this portion of the procedure is performed by a dental surgeon who specializes in this type of procedure.


The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile. We may also use a removable temporary replacement during this healing phase.  Some areas, usually the posteriors, do not require any temporaries at all during this healing phase.

After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.

 
 
 
Gainesville Dentist | Dental Implants. Kristin Jorgensen, DDS is a Gainesville Dentist.