Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Implants can replace your natural missing teeth and offer a long term solution that may be more desirable than fixed/removable bridges or removable partial or full dentures.  Unlike a fixed bridge or removable denture, dental implants do not affect the adjacent healthy teeth. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime. Many patients prefer dental implants rather than removable replacements.  Their quality of life is exceptionally improved as patients are more confident in social settings because of the comfort and security implants provide.

When you fail to replace a missing tooth promptly,  bone loss can occur.  When placed timely, an implant prevents bone loss.  Often an implant can be placed the same day that a failing natural tooth is removed. The implant does not require any treatment to the adjacent teeth, and because the bone is preserved by replacing the implant immediately,  an implant can, in fact, help preserve them. A good implant team can even replace all your teeth at the same time.  Working together, an oral surgeon and Dr. Foster can remove all your failing teeth and in some cases, attach temporary fixed teeth that same day.

Why You Should Use an ASIRD Team

Not every dentist routinely restores and maintains dental implants and not all doctors who place dental implants are trained oral surgeons. By using members of the American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD),  you can rest assured that your dentist routinely restores and maintains implants and that only a trained surgeon will place your implant. ASIRD membership is by invitation only and is reviewed annually.  Members must perform a minimum number of dental implant procedures in order to maintain their membership, as well as participate in dental implant education programs. Working together, an ASIRD team is committed to providing a customized, patient-specific, long-term solution for the replacement of any of your natural teeth.

Call us today or stop by our Marietta dentist office for a free consultation regarding your implants.