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what are
dental implants

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Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth (View Example). They are inserted into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure that takes place in the dental office. After the implant has been placed in your jawbone, a completely lifelike porcelain tooth crown is attached. In some cases, the implant needs to fuse with the bone for several months before it is permanently crowned; in other cases, you can have new (but temporary) teeth the same day your implants are placed.

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common questions

how many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?

You can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or all your teeth with implants (View Examples). You don't even need one implant for every missing tooth. Home of the Stay Put Dentures, for dentures that stay put! With Stay Put Dentures, as few as two Implants can support a removable lower denture, while as few as four implants can provide a full, permanent set of top or bottom teeth.

is dental implant surgery painful?

Most people find dental implant surgery very easy to tolerate. Any post-operative discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or OTC pain-relievers. Ice can also be helpful.

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are dental implants expensive?

At the outset, implants are more expensive than other tooth-replacement methods such as dentures or bridgework. But they also last many years longer and in fact should never need replacement. So they offer the best, most cost-effective option when viewed as a long-term investment in your health, comfort, and well-being.

how do you care for dental implants?

They require exactly the same care as natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental checkups and professional cleanings. Although implant teeth will never decay, the gum tissues around them can become inflamed or infected in the absence of good oral hygiene. Properly cared-for dental implants should last a lifetime.

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can my body reject a dental implant?

Strictly speaking, implants can't be rejected because they contain no living cells or genetically coded material. The titanium of which they are made is completely biocompatible, and allergies are extremely rare. But an implant can fail to integrate with the jawbone if an infection develops in the absence of good oral hygiene, or if it is subjected to biting forces too soon. However, this is rare; implants regularly achieve success rates in excess of 95%.

am I a candidate for
dental implants?

There's a good chance that you are, but this can only be determined after a complete oral examination that includes x-rays of your jaws. Please schedule a consultation to begin the exciting process of restoring your smile and bite.

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I continue to drive about 40 minutes to the Kennesaw location for my routine care (despite having moved) and went to the Woodstock location yesterday to have two dental implants placed. I was not surprised that the Woodstock team is just as polite, care, timely and honest as the Kennesaw office. Thank you, Dr. McRee, for accomplishing my implants with minimal discomfort.

Cathy Y.

Aubrey is my dental hygienist and she is always great. Easy to talk to and very pleasant. I have no complaints of any of my experiences with 1st Choice Dental Care-Woodstock! They have done crown and even implants for me.

Christine J.

I can't say enough good things about Dr. McRee and the staff at the Woodstock office. I am in the process of getting an implant (terrified). Dr. McRee and his team have been wonderful during the entire process. They have treated me with kid gloves, explaining everything, even letting me see what goes on behind the scenes. I got a follow-up phone call last night just to make sure I was doing okay. Way to go team! I'd recommend them over and over again.

Vanessa H.

The Woodstock location and Dr. McRee were so great and my implant procedure involved minimal discomfort. Thank you all so much!

Labor M.

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