Dental Implants Cumming

Dental Restorations That Mimic Nature

Woman in dental chair looking at her new smile with dental implants in Cumming

Traditional dental restorations, like dental bridges, are only designed to replace the visible structure of missing teeth, allowing them to look natural, but not necessarily feel natural. This can also lead to side-effects down the road like jawbone erosion (due to lack of blood flow) as well as changes in the facial shape. Dental implants remedy all of these concerns by being the only tooth replacement treatment designed to replace the entire structure of missing teeth from the roots upward. Call our office today to schedule a consultation and learn whether you’re a candidate for dental implants in Cumming.

Why Choose Bragg Dental for Dental Implants?

  • We Partner with Specialists for Dental Implant Placement
  • Lifelike, Custom-Crafted Dental Prosthetics
  • Experienced & Knowledgeable Dentists

What Are Dental Implants?

Two dental implants in a model of the mouth

Dental implants themselves are small titanium posts that are surgically secured below the gumline, within the jawbone. Because titanium is biocompatible, implants are able to undergo a process called osseointegration, where they fuse with the bone, creating a similar structure as the tooth roots to anchor a crown, bridge, or denture within the mouth. This process makes dental implants the only tooth replacement treatment that can restore the entire structure of missing teeth.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

Dentist showing a dental implant model to a patient
  1. Consultation: At your initial consultation, you’ll have an opportunity to speak with one of our implant dentists in Cumming to get a better idea of whether this treatment is right for you. We’ll also examine your mouth and develop a treatment plan so you know what to expect throughout the process. Not every patient is a good candidate for dental implants right away. Some may require preliminary treatments like bone grafts or sinus lifts before implant surgery can be completed.
  2. Dental Implant Placement: Once all of your questions have been answered and you consent to moving forward with our recommended treatment plan, our team will refer you to a specialist to place your implants.
  3. Osseointegration: Over the following three to six months after your surgery, you’ll undergo osseointegration, or the process where your implant posts fuse with your jawbone. This is a crucial step to extend the lifespan of your implants.
  4. Securing the Final Restorations: We’ll secure small, metal connector pieces to your implants, called abutments, to anchor the crown, bridge, or denture within the mouth. Once your restoration is secure, your smile will be complete!

Benefits of Dental Implants

Smiling dentist holding a model of a dental implant

Dental implants are a top choice among patients due to the variety of benefits they offer that distinguish them from traditional restorative dental treatments. Some of these advantages include:

  • A lifespan of 30 or more years with proper maintenance.
  • Natural looking and feeling results.
  • No need for adhesive and slipping and shifting will be eliminated completely.
  • Boosted confidence.
  • Enhanced eating and speaking abilities.
  • Ability to replace any number of missing teeth.