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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) 810-2136

How Can Dental Implants in Hamilton, GA Help Me?

March 4th, 2021

The waiter places your steak in front of you, and as your friends start to dig in, you feel a tightness in your chest. You usually get together with them at least once a month for a nice dinner, but now that you’re here, you’re unsure that you’ll be able to actually eat it. You see, your missing teeth have made it nearly impossible to eat a variety of foods, particularly steak. As you sit there, one of your friends asks, “Is it alright?” You don’t know whether to send it back or vainly chew it, so you just mumble something, hoping they don’t notice the gap in your smile. Problems like this are common with missing teeth, and they can greatly impact both your appearance and independence. What should you do about it? How can you avoid this feeling of inadequacy? Dr. Alan Arrington can help you, and it’s with dental implants in Hamilton, GA.  

How Missing Teeth Hurt You

In addition to making you feel self-conscious, missing teeth can make it much harder to eat. This leads many people to avoid essential foods like proteins and fibrous vegetables simply because they can’t chew them. Over time, this lack of nutrition can drastically effect your health, leading to a much shorter life expectancy. They can be very damaging to your self-confidence as well, leading you to avoid your friends and family.

The problems can go much deeper, because often, your remaining teeth will shift into the empty space, misaligning your bite. This can lead to unconscious tooth grinding, as well as chronic jaw pain (which is often a source of migraines). Fortunately, you can prevent all of this and completely restore your teeth with dental implants.

How Do They Work?

Dental implants have an advantage over other methods of replacing missing teeth: They can restore the entire structure: root and crown. This is unlike any other restorative procedure.

Dental implants involve a new titanium root being surgically placed into your jaw. This not only provides a sturdy base for your new tooth, but can also prevent and even reverse the tissue atrophy common after tooth loss. It is able to do this because titanium is bio-compatible, meaning that once the root has been implanted, the body treats it like a natural root and sends nourishing blood to the surrounding area, bringing it back to life.

More Benefits

Dental implants are one of the most versatile ways you can replace your missing teeth, as they can restore a single tooth, support a bridge, and even anchor a set of dentures. Implant supported dentures actually have a better hold and allow a stronger bite force than traditional dentures. This means you can confidently enjoy a wider variety of foods and not have to worry about embarrassing slippage.

Implants have a 98% success rate and are easy to maintain. All it takes is normal brushing and flossing to keep them looking great for decades.

How Can I Get Dental Implants?

In order to be a good candidate for dental implants, you should be in decent overall health, and need enough healthy jaw bone to support them. If this isn’t the case, Dr. Arrington can advise you on what to do.

If you want to be able to eat all of your favorite foods again, make an appointment with your dentist in Hamilton, GA today. Give yourself the ability to smile without a second thought. Dental implants can do so much more than just restore your teeth, so we hope to see you soon.

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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.