Kinsey Smiles
Brian Kinsey DMD, Dentistry at Hamilton Mill

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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Choosing a family dentist is an important decision. We want you to feel confident when you choose Kinsey Smiles for your dentistry. No question is too big or small. We welcome you to call us with any concerns you might have.

Some of our most common questions are listed right here. 

Dental Implants

Restorative dentistry can include any procedure that restores natural tooth structure. This can include fillings to restore the internal structure, and porcelain veneers to restore worn, chipped or cracked teeth. Restorative dentistry can also include crowns to cover and restore teeth back to their natural size, shape, and strength. Bridges and dental implants can be used to restore and replace missing teeth.

If you have been researching dental implants, you probably know the many health and cosmetic benefits they offer to patients who have suffered from tooth loss. If you have read about dental implant surgery, you might be thinking that it sounds painful.

Generally speaking, however, dental implants are well tolerated by patients and usual only require over-the-counter medications like Advil and Tylenol to control post-surgery discomfort.

Teeth have many nerve endings and can be sensitive, but the bone around dental implants does not contain the same number of nerve endings. Therefore, anything more than mild discomfort is rare with dental implant placement. 

Some patients might experience slight swelling or bruising, but it generally resolves quickly and you will be well on the path to recovery in no time. We will discuss what you can expect during dental implant placement and restoration when you arrange a dental consultation with Dr. Kinsey to discuss your options. He will be able to address any questions or concerns you may have so you feel confident in your choice.

Most patients who opt for dental implants to replace their missing teeth are extremely pleased with the results and often tell us they wish they had done it sooner.

A dental implant replaces a missing tooth or teeth in the most lifelike way possible. The dental implant post mimics the root of your tooth, and because it is made of a biocompatible metal, such as titanium, it will actually fuse with your natural bone for unsurpassed stability.

When Dr. Kinsey places the implant crown, he will design it with your comfort and appearance in mind. Our tooth-colored restorations are both durable and highly esthetic.

Successful dental implants require enough healthy bone to support the implant and the force from chewing. To determine if you are a good candidate for a dental implant, Dr. Kinsey will evaluate your oral health. Should additional treatments, such as bone grafting, be required to proceed with treatment, you'll be pleased to know that Dr. Kinsey offers bone grafting right here in our Dacula dental office.

One of the many benefits of dental implants includes their compatibility with dental bridges and dentures for patients who need to replace multiple missing teeth affordably but wish to have the added confidence that implant-retained dentistry provides.

If you are facing a dental extraction or you have missing teeth, contact Kinsey Smiles to learn more about how dental implants can benefit your health and smile.

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