Dental Implants in Simons Island, GA

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 jawbone condition. 

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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123 Main St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

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123 Main St., St. Simons Island, GA 31522