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Dental Implants in Savannah, GA

The versatility, comfort, and beauty of dental implants transforms your smile without making you give up the foods you love. Learn more about how our innovative dental implants let you enjoy a more confident smile.

Schedule an appointment to learn more about renewing your smile with dental implants.

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant — sometimes called a tooth implant — is an artificial root that helps support a replacement tooth. Dental implants are a restorative dental option that lets you get as close as possible to the health and function of your natural teeth.

A dental implant is anchored like a tooth root and is durable enough to stand up to the everyday demands of your life. Tooth removal can sometimes cause your face to lose its natural contours, but implants help your face retain a more balanced and youthful appearance.

How Do Dental Implants Work?
And What is The Dental Implant Process?

The procedure for placing dental implants takes place over several phases. Whether you’re interested in full-mouth dental implants or need one, you will need to schedule a consultation at one of our four convenient locations.

After you have an approved plan for implants you will be scheduled for the placement of the implant. Implant placement involves placing a titanium support in bone that will serve as an artificial root to your new tooth or teeth. In most instances a temporary tooth or appliance is used to ensure that the patient has a tooth during the healing phase.

During the healing phase the bone is growing into the artificial root through a process known as osseointegration. This fusion of implant to bone creates a strong foundation for your future tooth or teeth. The process of bone growth into the implant is a process that can take four to six months.

Once you have properly healed, you will return for an impression appointment. In most cases, we then will use the most advanced imaging systems to complete a very accurate and digital impression (without gooey or messy impression material). This advanced technology is used to create a small custom connector — called an abutment — that will attach to your dental implant. This abutment is then used to support the permanent crown or replacement tooth. The new tooth is designed with the latest technology to get the most accurate fit and color for a seamless transition. You will leave with a tooth that looks and feels completely natural.

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Benefits Of Dental Implants

A tooth implant simulates the look and feel of your natural teeth. Dental implants restore function from lost or missing teeth while helping retain facial structure and tooth positioning.

Here are some of the advantages of dental implants:

  • Easy to clean: Dental implants can be cleaned with flossing and brushing. Regular dental cleanings and check-ups will help your implants last a lifetime. 
  • Eat virtually anything: you don’t have to give up your favorite foods like corn on the cob and steak. 
  • Stay in place: implants are anchored into bone and are as stable as any natural root.
  • Prevent bone loss: dental implants help stimulate bone growth while preserving bone and preventing bone loss. They are the only dental restoration option that does all three. 
  • Enhanced confidence: Dental implants won’t move or make noise when you eat, laugh, talk, or smile. They help you keep your face’s natural contour to retain a more youthful appearance. 
  • Proven results: Dental implants are one of the safest ways to replace your teeth with a high success rate. Tooth implants are backed with over 30 years of reliable service. 

Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

If you are curious about dental implants, you’re not alone. Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace a tooth that has been compromised by infection, injury, or decay. 

The good news is that most people are candidates for dental implants. Some of these key attributes may influence your eligibility:

  • Age: Younger children should wait until their mouth is fully-grown for optimal success. Typically, around later adolescence, around age 21 for girls and 24 for boys. 
  • Bone density: If your bones do not have enough supportive tissue and bone, you may need a bone graft to augment the dental implant site.
  • Health: Having a strong immune system is essential for getting dental implants. Other groups like people with diabetes (or long-lasting health conditions), people who have gum disease or problems with oral hygiene, people who have had radiation therapy on their head or neck, and heavy smokers will need approval on a case-by-case basis. 

The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants is to schedule an appointment at Habersham Dental

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Book a Consultation with a Dental Implant Expert Near You

At Habersham Dental, we prioritize the needs of our patients by providing expert guidance in a comfortable environment. It’s why people across Savannah have relied on us since 1991 for their care. 

Visit one of our four locations today to learn more about dental implants.