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4 Facts About Dental Implants

Posted on December 13th, 2021

Augusta dentist, Dr. Jonathan Bullard at Bullard Dental, discusses the benefits of dental implants for replacing missing teeth and stabilizing dentures.Many people will lose a tooth at some point in their lives, but that doesn’t mean your smile needs to suffer. There are numerous ways to fix a lost tooth, but today, Dr. Jonathan Bullard would like to educate you about the best option for a healthy smile that will last a lifetime: dental implants

Implants function just like real teeth

If you are looking for a solution that will preserve and improve the health of your mouth, implants are the way to go. Although dentures and bridges can help simulate the function of real teeth, they do not stimulate the jawbone. Implants are placed directly into the jawbone, just like the root of a tooth. As a result, they can put a stop to painful, damaging reabsorption, so that you never have to deal with that “sunken in” look to your face. On top of that, implants are sturdier than any other form of dental appliance.

Implants stabilize other appliances

If you already have bridges, crowns, or dentures and are considering implants, listen to this: implants add stability to other appliances. Because they are rooted in the jawbone like real teeth, they serve as excellent support systems for appliances and help to maintain the natural structure of your face. There are even implant-supported dentures available today that are far more stable than traditional dentures of the past.

Implants can last a lifetime

It is common to hear about dental appliances needing to be adjusted, fixed or replaced altogether. Augusta residents with dentures, bridges, and/or crowns may find that they can wear out and require attention. However, implants have the potential to last a lifetime when cared for properly. While there is no way to be certain, the odds are in your favor. If you practice good dental hygiene and visit Bullard Dental for your scheduled cleanings, your implant will likely stick with you forever.

If your smile is haunted by a missing tooth, Bullard Dental can help! Contact your Augusta dentist to find out how you can get the smile you’ve always wanted.

 

The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

Written by Dr. Bullard

Dr. Bullard graduated cum laude from Augusta State University with a business administration and management degree. He served as vice president of his dental class at the Medical College of Georgia where he attained his DMD degree. Rather than entering into private practice directly after dental school, he furthered his education by completing a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center here in Augusta. Here he enriched his skills in diagnosis and treatment planning, endodontics, oral surgery, dental implants, and cosmetic dental procedures. Dr. Bullard is currently an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is also in the process of attaining Diplomate Status in the American Board of Implant Dentistry. Diplomate Status in the ABOI is an internationally recognized achievement that involves hundreds of hours of dental implant training and multiple written and oral exams. Dr. Bullard is an active member of the Georgia Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Augusta Dental Society.

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