Dental Implants

Implants are titanium screw-like posts made to replace the roots of the tooth. These implants act as a support system for dentures or crowns, thereby providing you with a natural appearance. It is considered one of the best alternatives to dentures and bridgework when these two procedures can’t replace the tooth well. 

The success in surgically placing these implants entirely depends upon the condition of the jawbone. 

When Are Dental Implants Required?

Implants are surgically placed into the jawbone where they act as the root of the missing tooth. The titanium is fixed with the jawbone. It does not slip, make noise, or cause any damage to the bone. Also, the material of these implants does not get damaged like natural teeth. However, they do need proper care, too.

Implants are good prosthetics for individuals:

● With one or more missing teeth.

● With sufficient bone mass for fixing implants or if they have a bone graft.

● With health conditions that can support bone recovery.

● With speech problems because of missing teeth

● Who don’t smoke or drink

● Who do not want to wear dentures

● Who have jawbones that are fully grown

The Procedure for Dental Implants

The procedure of placing implants needs multiple specialists since it requires one or more surgical procedures. The procedure involves:

● A comprehensive dental exam in which dental X-rays and 3D images are taken and a model for your teeth and jaw are made.

● A review of your medical history. It includes providing your dentist information related to any present medical condition or medications you are taking. Patients with heart conditions or orthopedic implants are prescribed antibiotics that prevent infection after the surgery.

● A treatment plan, in which a plan is made concerning the number of teeth required to be fixed, keeping in mind the condition of your jawbone and teeth.

Then, the dentist scheduled a date to commence with the procedure. In the procedure, local anesthesia is injected into the gums where surgery has to be performed. One by one, the dentist then fixes all the posts. After a few dental visits, the procedure is completed by fixing dentures or crowns. 

Dental implants provide you with the best results and last for several years if you take good care of them. At Mericle Dentistry, we offer high-quality dental implants by Dr. Suzanne Mericle and our experienced dental assistants. For more information, call us at 912-638-3559, book online, or visit us at 123 Main St, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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dental implants

Dental Implants

Implants are titanium screw-like posts made to replace the roots of the tooth. These implants act as a support system for dentures or crowns, thereby providing you with a natural appearance. It is considered one of the best alternatives to dentures and bridgework when these two procedures can’t replace the tooth well.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Choose from a variety of cosmetic procedures at Suzanne Mericle to brighten your smile. From veneers to Zoom whitening, we use everything to improve the aesthetics of your smile. We are a proud member of the American Dental Association®, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Give us a call at 912-638-3559 to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in St. Simons Island, Georgia, and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Suzanne Mericle, our skilled dentist.

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Orthodontic treatment can give you a healthier and more attractive smile! Dr. Suzanne Mericle provides orthodontics to properly align your teeth and jaws so that you can enjoy better oral function as well as minimize your risk of developing problems such as tooth decay. We invite you to call Suzanne Mericle at 912-638-3559 to learn more about the benefits of orthodontics in St. Simons Island, Georgia, and schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist.

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Dr. Suzanne Mericle provides Invisalign® orthodontics to straighten your teeth discreetly and comfortably. This clear aligner therapy is designed to give you the beautiful results you desire while also allowing you to maintain a natural-looking smile during your treatment. For more information about Invisalign treatment in St. Simons Island, Georgia, and to set up a consultation with our dentist, call Suzanne Mericle today at 912-638-3559.

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Dental Fillings

Our skilled dentist can provide dental fillings to repair tooth damage and give you back a healthy smile. Fillings are a simple restorative treatment and work by literally “filling in” the damaged areas of the tooth to restore its shape, structure and function. To set up an appointment with Dr. Suzanne Mericle and learn more about dental fillings in St. Simons Island, Georgia, please call Suzanne Mericle at 912-638-3559.

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Dental Crowns

Our dentist may recommend a dental crown if your tooth is damaged. This restoration works to cover and protect your tooth, restoring it to full function and beauty so that you can once again smile with confidence. Our advanced CAD/CAM technology even makes it possible for you to receive your crown in a single visit! Call Suzanne Mericle at 912-638-3559 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Suzanne Mericle and learn more about dental crowns in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

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Zoom Teeth Whitening

Our dentist can provide Zoom teeth whitening to brighten your teeth and smile! This powerful whitening system has been known to lighten teeth up to eight shades in a single treatment session. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Suzanne Mericle and learn more about Zoom teeth whitening in St. Simons Island, Georgia, call Suzanne Mericle today at 912-638-3559.

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At the office of Suzanne Mericle, we go above and beyond to provide quality care that meets your needs. Not only do we offer a full range of dental services, but we also provide dental sleep medicine to help treat sleep apnea and cosmetic facial treatments to help you enjoy a more youthful appearance. Give us a call to make your appointment and find out for yourself what sets us apart!

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