Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to serve as an artificial tooth "root" when a permanent tooth is lost. There are two phases of dental implant treatment; first is the surgical implantation of the titanium cylinder in the jaw bone. After several months of healing, the restorative phase takes place. This involves constructing a crown, bridge, or denture to use with the implant.

Dr. Henry has completed advanced training in the surgical placement of dental implants. In most routine cases, he places the dental implant and completes the restorative phase in our office. If there are extensive surgical needs, Dr. Henry may refer this phase to a dental specialist, such as an oral surgeon or periodontist.

Dental implants can be used to restore function to a bite that has deteriorated due to missing teeth. For replacing a single missing tooth, a dental implant and crown is often a more favorable treatment than a dental bridge, which involves drilling and structural reduction of supportive natural teeth that may be otherwise healthy.

If you are missing teeth, or have a loose, unstable denture, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Contact Us to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Henry and learn more about restorative options for your smile.

dental implant
Paul, a retired Georgia State Patrol commander always took very good care of his teeth. Through no fault of his own, a root canal tooth fractured far underneath the gums. It could not be saved. The tooth was extracted and a bone graft done. After several months, a titanium implant was placed, the top of which you see here.
dental implant and porcelain crown
Paul's tooth restored.
After three months of healing, a porcelain and metal crown was placed over the implant. Paul had a complete set of teeth again!
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