Dr. Venitress Carrington and the team of Smile Creations understand how difficult it can be to determine how to replace missing teeth. There are temporary and permanent solutions available to Covington area residents who visit our practice, including dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. Many patients who are interested in a permanent option consider the benefits of placing dental implants.
Dental implants are made with titanium and function as natural tooth roots. They are placed into the bone of the jaw and then restored over the top in an appropriate manner with a crown, bridge, or denture This is done to not only replace the appearance of the natural tooth but also to restore functionality. Dental implants also maintain bone structure, unlike bridges and dentures, which can cause bone to erode over time. This makes them a highly desirable option for many of our patients ready to address tooth loss.
Candidates for dental implants
An appropriate candidate for a dental implant is a patient who has sufficient bone structure. Patients without sufficient bone can consider alternative options or discuss the possibilities of bone grafting. Determining candidacy is done with the use of x-rays prior to moving forward with this treatment.
Dental implants can be used with a crown to replace a single tooth, or with dentures or bridges for replacing multiple teeth.
Schedule a visit today
Permanent tooth replacement with dental implants is a great solution for many of our patients. Contact the team of Covington’s Smile Creations to learn more about whether you are an appropriate candidate for the placement of an implant. Call (770) 786-2754 or visit our practice personally at 3218 Mill Street NE. We welcome new patients and families and we will help them start taking charge of their smile’s health and wellness!