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Missing teeth are never a fun thing to deal with, and if you’ve wondered what you can do to restore not only your smile, but your chewing abilities, consider dental implants. This surgical element interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis, and can either be used for just one or two teeth or for a full set.

Many years ago, dentures were the only way to replace missing teeth, but due to dental technology, we can now return your bright smile and full functionality with dental implants at Windward Dental Care. Implants can act as an orthodontic anchor, used with a crown or bridge, denture, or facial prosthesis. Dental implants allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth directly into a metal post or frame; we then surgically position it in your jawbone.

You may want to consider the differences between dentures and dental implants, which includes fixed versus temporary, cost, time for the process, effectiveness, comfort, and more. Only your dentist can determine what might be the best solution for you.

Implants are a fixed solution to traditional dentures that are removable and held in with a paste, and is a process that usually takes several months to complete. Once the dental implants are placed, however, they are fixed, and you won’t need to worry about them, only ensuring they stay clean and in good shape.

When you contact us, we can schedule you for an appointment with Dr. Keith Kitchens, who is trained in either implant restoration or placing them. Call us to learn more about dental implants in Alpharetta, Georgia. Our goal is to ensure your smile is fully functional, as well as white and beautiful.