Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Dr. Terrance L. Jeter & Associates
Losing teeth can be a devastating experience, whether they are lost due to trauma, illness, injury, or poor oral health. When you lose a tooth, you not only suffer a gap that can impact your ability to eat and the health of remaining teeth, but you also lose the confidence to smile and socialize. In other words, it can have negative repercussions that affect your whole life. The caring professionals at the offices of Dr. Terrence L. Jeter & Associates strive to ensure that every patient finds options for tooth replacement that help them return to their normal lives with restored oral health and functionality, as well as the confidence that comes with a radiant smile.
Dental implants are an exciting alternative to traditional dentures because they offer a permanent restoration. Whereas dentures are removable, dental implants are affixed to the jawbone. Optimal oral health is a prerequisite to the procedure, but if you are deemed a good candidate, you will first receive a titanium screw that bonds with the jaw bone, forming a stable base for the replacement tooth. From there, a custom false tooth is attached to the post, filling the gap in your smile.
Although dental implants are more expensive than dentures, patients will enjoy added value. The post replaces the roots of the tooth, ensuring that the jaw bone won’t deteriorate after tooth loss. Further, dental implants look and function the same as natural teeth. You can eat, drink, brush, and floss normally without fear.
When you’re ready to discuss smile restoration following tooth loss, don’t hesitate to seek advice and treatment from the qualified dental professionals at the offices of Dr. Terrence L. Jeter & Associates. Contact us today at 404-289-2772 to schedule an appointment and get your smile restoration underway.