Posts for tag: restorative dentistry
What does your smile say about you? If missing teeth aren't disclosing the truth about you, dental implants can help you regain your confidence and your dental health! At Brilliant Smiles Dental in Peachtree City, GA, Dr. James Reid Roberts offers dental implants as a way to help his patients restore their smiles. The questions you may about these incredible restorations are answered here!
How do dental implants work?
A dental implant starts as a tiny metal screw, which your Peachtree City dentist will embed in your jawbone during a procedure at Brilliant Smiles Dental. This is a minor dental surgery that offers major results: the jawbone will fix the post in place, allowing Dr. Roberts to attach the abutment and crown, which finishes off your implant. Crowns are made from a ceramic material that is meticulously painted, shined and shaped to look like a natural tooth and blend in with the rest of your smile.
Why should I choose dental implants?
There are many ways to replace missing teeth, but all dental restorations typically have a shelf life of a decade or less before they'll need replacement. Dental implants, however, are designed to last many years because of the unique way that their anchoring post actually becomes part of your jawbone, replicating a natural tooth's root system. This also means that unlike full and partial dentures, you don't have to remove your dental implants to scrub them for a nightly cleaning ritual. In fact, as your Peachtree Dentist will show you, dental implants are made to be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth in order to keep the gum tissue surrounding them healthy and clean. With proper care, including regular checkups at Brilliant Smiles Dental, your dental implants can last a lifetime.
To make an appointment with Dr. James Reid Roberts to learn more about dental implants, contact Brilliant Smiles Dental in Peachtree City, GA today!
If it's been awhile since you had dental work done, you may be unaware of the newest restorative procedures. Not all dental offices provide these services, but at Brilliant Smiles Dental in Peachtree City, GA, general family dentist, Dr. James Reid Roberts, is proud to be one of the qualified dentists to offer products like dental implants and CEREC crowns to his patients. Learn why these exciting treatments are preferred by patients everywhere!
If you've thought about replacing a missing tooth with a restoration, you might be hesitant about dentures, which can be inconvenient, or bridges, which need repair or replacement every few years. Your Peachtree City family dentist is happy to offer dental implants as a long lasting, comfortable, and low maintenance way to fill in gaps from missing teeth! Dental implants are completely anchored in place thanks to the metal post that is implanted in the space where your tooth once was. Over time, the jawbone fuses with this metal post, making it as stable as a natural tooth. Once the porcelain crown is attached, your implant will be complete and virtually impossible to distinguish from a natural tooth.
CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is a revolutionary way to create high-quality crowns in a fraction of the time. Your Peachtree City general dentist uses a digital scanner to take several pictures of the tooth that needs a crown; these images will be sent to a computer program where your dentist can design the shape and size of the crown. That information is then sent to the CEREC machine in our office to mill out a ceramic crown that will fit perfectly.
If you'd like to learn more about dental implants or CEREC crowns, we'd be happy to talk to you! Contact Brilliant Smiles Dental to make an appointment with Dr. Roberts, your general family dentist in Peachtree City, GA.