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Hamilton Family Dentistry
Mon-Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
Mon-Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
(706) 628-0011

Are Dental Implants Right for You? Take Our Quiz to Find Out!

March 4th, 2021

If you have missing teeth, you’re probably researching the best replacement options. Out of all the solutions available, dental implants offer the most unique and beneficial advantages. But is this treatment option right for you? Your implant dentist has included a quick and easy quiz to learn the answer!

#1. How would you describe your smile?

  1. Almost perfect.
  2. Missing one tooth.
  3. Missing most of my smile.

#2. Do you currently have dentures?

  1. No.
  2. Yes, a partial.
  3. Yes, a full denture.

#3. How long have you been missing teeth?

  1. 1 to 12 months.
  2. 1 to 5 years.
  3. More than 5 years.

#4. Do you have to change the way you chew?

  1. No.
  2. Rarely.
  3. Yes.

#5. Are you confident in social or professional settings?

  1. Yes.
  2. I sometimes hide my smile.
  3. I’m self-conscious due to my tooth loss.

#6. What’s keeping you from fixing your smile?

  1. I’m not sure that I need treatment.
  2. I have difficulty committing.
  3. I’m ready to start now.

#7. What’s your budget like?

  1. I want the most cost-effective option available.
  2. I’m willing to spend a little more on my smile.
  3. I will pay whatever it takes to get a full, beautiful set of teeth.

Your Results

If You Answered…

Mostly A’s

You’re probably missing just one tooth. While this may seem like a minimal issue, even one lost tooth can lead to jawbone deterioration, which may eventually cause additional tooth loss. However, your dentist can use an implant-retained crown to seamlessly complete your smile. The best part is that it will look, feel, and function like a natural tooth.

Mostly B’s

You may be missing multiple teeth consecutively or throughout your mouth. Your dentist can use an implant-retained dental bridge to literally bridge the gap in your smile. Plus, your natural teeth won’t need to be altered. If your pattern of tooth loss is more random, then multiple implant-retained crowns may be recommended to achieve a complete smile.

Mostly C’s

There’s a good chance you’re missing all or most of your teeth. In this case, your dentist will recommend an implant-retained denture. This option allows you to restore your entire smile with the stability and health benefits of dental implants—no more slipping and sliding dentures! You can eat all your favorite foods with an implant-retained denture.

So, what are you waiting for? Contact an implant dentist near you and get started on a better way to smile!

Meet the Dentist

Dr. Alan Arrington is a highly trained dentist with over 150 hours of continuing education in advanced procedures like dental implants and bone grafting. He is proud to offer dental implant placement and restoration at his convenient location. If you have any questions, he can be reached through his website or by phone at (706) 801-4089.

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FAQ

  • How often should I visit your office?

    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits arte the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.
  • What is periodontal disease?

    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.
  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?

    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t heistate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.
  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?

    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.
  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?

    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.
  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?

    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:
    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?

    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.
  • How often should I visit your office?
    image description
    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits arte the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.
  • What is periodontal disease?
    image description
    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.
  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?
    image description
    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t heistate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.
  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?
    image description
    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.
  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?
    image description
    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.
  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?
    image description
    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:
    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?
    image description
    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.