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Dental Implants – Today’s Options for Tooth Loss Would Leave George Washington Biting into an Apple! Atlanta, GA

Dentures are Becoming an Artifact of History… and pleasantly so for denture wearers

Many suffers of tooth loss are left with the complicated decision of which option to choose, dental implants or the more common and least expensive option of dentures. For those who are missing teeth, both lower and upper, the research shows the least expensive option may not be the best. The inconvenience of a denture isn’t the only side effect.. bone loss and the compilations thereof play a significant factor in why your dentist may recommend dental implants.

Custom Dentures, carefully crafted by a qualified dentist may be the only option for some patients but, those numbers are being reduced as further advances in implant dentistry is making huge strides in the use of dental implants. Careful impressions, digital X-rays and fittings are initially made as your dentist and dental laboratory design your denture. When a denture is first placed, the fit is fairly secure since it’s designed to conform to the gum ridge and jaw bone arch that exists at the time the procedure is done.  But over time the absence of the natural tooth root may cause problems.

Without the presence of tooth roots the bone begins to ‘resorb,’ or shrink in height and width. This is  accelerated by the pressure of wearing dentures. For those who sleep in their denture, resorption is a 24/7 process. This is why dentures that fit well when they were first made begin to slip, causing uncomfortable rubbing or sore spots on the gums. Relines may help at first, but eventually, so much resorption occurs that there is too small of a ridge for the denture to ‘grip.’

Those complications and the inconvenience of dentures are factors many adults consider as they face their options. Eating becomes difficult with a denture that slips and shifts against the gums. Uncomfortable rubbing occurs and many people resort to a diet of soft foods that dissolve easily in the mouth. Denture adhesives and pastes only help for brief periods but have to be reapplied frequently. Most adults are selecting Dental Implants for tooth replacement. Dental Implants recreate the presence of tooth roots in the jaw bone, halting (or greatly minimizing) bone loss. They provide dependable biting and chewing stability and are designed to last a lifetime. Dr. David Zelby usually ask a final questions as he explains the pros and cons of a patients options, “Do you want to eat a steak?” Interview a denture wearers and you will hear the embarrassing stories of slippage, clipping and the insecurity of not knowing what will happen as you smile, chew and talk. Dentures are becoming an artifact of history and pleasantly so when patients place their dentures on the shelf for good.

When thinking of a dental implant consider that it is acting as the natural tooth root for the missing tooth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Assists in proper chewing for a healthy and improved diet.
  • Allows for a comfortable, secure and radiant smile.
  • Improves speech pronunciation and supports natural facial contour.
  • Eliminates the need to grinding healthy teeth nearby
  • Decreases bone loss and gum recession.
  • Proven long term history of success.

Discuss the benefits of tooth replacement options with Dr. David Zelby in a private consultation. The dental implant procedure at his office incorporates a team of specialist doctors. Dr. Zelby is a prosthodontist, which is a speciality in dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association® which focuses on complete restoration of damaged or missing teeth.  a prosthodontist is a “true cosmetic dentist,” with advanced education and skills. At your consultation the dental professionals at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta will answer your questions and assist you as you make the best decision for your individual needs. Call (770) 955-0550 or visit our website at www.newsmileatlanta.com. Dentures are becoming an artifact of history and pleasantly so when patients place their dentures on the shelf for good.

Posted on behalf of Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta

200 Galleria Pkwy SE, Suite 1830
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: (770) 955-0550

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What Our Patients Says
Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of Atlanta

4.9 / 5

Based on 136 reviews

Dr. Zelby was recommended to me by both my dentist and periodontist. I could not agree more. the kindness, caring, and professionalism that I experienced at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta is above and beyond. I highly recommend Dr. Zelby, his assistants, and the staff. I couldn't be happier with my new teeth and wish I had done this years ago! five stars to you guys

Catherine W.

Everything about my experience was enjoyable. I felt like the practice used all of the most advanced and best technology out there which gave me a wonderful feeling of confidence. They were very professional and straight forward and I have never had a better dentistry experience. I'd highly recommend checking them out if you're looking for a new dentist. They're friendly and efficient and they really do know what they're doing there.

Meghan D.

Dr Zelby has been my dentist now for almost 17 years. Not only is he a really nice person, his dentistry is completely top notch. If you need any restorations, I don't think that there is another place to even consider. You'll be amazed with his work!

Brian S.

Dr. Levine was great, and Dr. Zelby stopped by and answered some questions I had about sheering forces on enamel. They were both very friendly, and the hygenist (whose name I forget, unfortunately) gave one of the most thorough cleanings I've ever had. The office was clean, the devices all seem shiny and well maintained, and overall it was a great experience

Benjamin S.

After going to another dentist, doctor Zelby was able to fix my front two teeth so that the front two teeth were back to the same length and color. I'm so thankful he was able to make them look normal again. Dr. Zelby and his staff are so pleasant to be around as well. I highly recommend this office if you have a major problem with your teeth that need to be fixed. He can get it done and he will make sure you are happy.

Carrie G.

I had been going to the same dentist for many years and switched to Aesthetic and Implant recently. My experience with Dr Levine was incredible. I cannot be happier with the decision I made. The cleaning and other services I received were well above and beyond any other I have ever had. Highly recommend this practice to everyone!

Matthew G.

Couldn't be happier! Absolutely worth the travel time. Dr Zelby is without doubt the best - caring, knowledgeable, reassuring and very professional. Couldn't ask for better dentistry. Staff also very competent and professional. Beautiful, clean environment

Diane W.

Megan is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had. She does a phenomenal job keeping your teeth clean, is super nice, and makes you feel right at home. The whole staff is very friendly and I couldn’t recommend this place enough!

Vincent C.

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200 Galleria Pkwy SE, Suite 1830
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: (770) 955-0550

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