Learn more about dental implants in Athens GA
If you have a single or multiple missing teeth, you may be wondering if a dental implant procedure is right for you. Dental implants offer patients a secure and long lasting solution to problems associated with missing teeth. New technology in the dental field supporting dental implant procedures makes it possible for many people to receive dental implants. A consultation with Dr. Matthew McRae Jr. in Athens, GA will help determine if you are a candidate for this highly favored tooth replacement option.
There are several options available for patients today to replace missing teeth, including dentures and bridges. However, dental implants are widely considered to be the most modern and effective treatment available. Not only are dental implants comfortable, they have a more natural appearance. Dental implants also serve the same function as your teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and drink naturally without the fear of slipping or breaking. They provide support to the jaw bone, helping to keep your facial structure strong.
During your dental implant consultation, Dr. McRae will evaluate your mouth and overall oral health to determine if you are a candidate for this option and the best dental implant procedure to fit your individual needs. There are a few things that you should discuss with Dr. McRae during the consultation:
Existing bridges or dentures: Dr. McRae may be able to use dental implants to replace or strengthen your existing dental work.
Teeth missing for some time: If your teeth have been missing for a long time, the jaw bone may have deteriorated. Dr. McRae may recommend a bone grafting procedure first to restore the bone.
Any existing medical conditions: It is important for Dr. McRae to be aware of any medical conditions that you may have in order to recommend the best treatment possible. If your condition does not prohibit you from receiving typical dental work, then a dental implant procedure would not likely be problematic.
Diagnosed gum disease: The presence of gum disease can affect the success of your dental implant procedure. Dr. McRae may recommend treatment for this condition before placing your implants if it is determined that you have gum disease.
Smoking or tobacco use: Smoking has negative impacts on your overall health, as well as your oral health and the success of your dental implants. Make sure to tell Dr. McRae how often you use tobacco.
If you have missing teeth, dental implants may be the solution for you. Call Dr. McRae today to schedule a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants in Athens, GA!