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Dental Implants

Transform Your Smile

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Losing a tooth will almost certainly disrupt your life, and you may become too embarrassed to speak or smile in front of others. Luckily, Dr. James Merriman can fill in the gap in your smile with dental implants in Marietta – a durable, lifelike solution for even the most extensive cases of tooth loss. Contact us today to start the dental implant process now by scheduling your initial consultation.

Benefits of Dental Implants

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  • The stimulation from your implants will prevent the underlying bone from breaking down, keeping your jawbone healthy and full.
  • It’s very easy to take care of dental implants since you can just brush and floss them normally.
  • Unlike other restorations, dental implants last for a very long time. 30 years is considered the average, but there are plenty of cases where patients have been able to keep their implants for the rest of their lives.

Indications for Dental Implants

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If you have a strong jaw, a healthy mouth, and any number of missing teeth, you could be a good candidate for dental implants. The number of implants you get and the kind of false teeth they support depends on the exact number of teeth missing.

Missing Single Tooth

When replacing one tooth, surgery will be performed to precisely place an implant in the gap. The site will be left alone for a few months; during that time, the implant will join with the bone through a process called osseointegration. Once that’s complete, we can place a beautiful, natural-looking crown on your implant.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Losing three or four teeth in a row does not have to mean getting three or four implants; a dental bridge (a pair of crowns with false teeth between them) can be supported on two implants and fill in the empty space.

Missing All Teeth

Dentures are probably the most reliable way to replace all the teeth in an arch at once, and with dental implants you can give those false teeth some additional stability. Implant-retained dentures are different than traditional dentures in that they don’t need adhesives to remain stable in your mouth.

Dental Implant Treatment

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You need the help of a skilled implant dentist in Marietta if you want your procedure to have the best chance of success, and Dr. Merriman has the tools and the experience to restore your implants

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

The price of getting dental implants tends to vary based on how many implants you’re receiving, the kind of restoration you need, and the various steps of the process. We’ll need to perform an examination before we can give you an estimate. When thinking about the price, don’t forget that dental implants are like an investment in a better smile; they’ll last much longer than traditional dentures and bridges, and they offer enhanced chewing power along with a more natural appearance.

Dental Implant Aftercare

Want your dental implants to last as long as possible? Although they are strong and durable, they do need some maintenance and proper care to stay in optimal condition. This will require you to remain diligent with your oral hygiene routine as well as making sure you protect your implants from potential injury and continue to see Dr. Merriman for regular checkups and cleanings. By keeping up with your new smile, you can continue to enjoy its many benefits for a lifetime.

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