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Implants

Implants

Implants

Dr. Slocum has been named as an Implant Director for the American Academy of Facial Esthetics Place Implant Now courses and instructs dentists at Todays Dentistry for implantology coursework and hands on training in Cartersville , GA.

He took his first implant course at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, in 1993 and has been placing implants since. He finds genuine satisfaction seeing his patients replace broken or missing teeth. At Todays Dentistry, in Cartersville, you can have your implant placed and restored by the same dentist.

Dental implants are made of noble metals and are placed in the area normally occupied by the root of a tooth. The implant acts as a foundation for a crown or denture. Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant. For successful implant placement, you must have adequate bone, not be immunocompromised and have good oral hygiene. Dental Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Cutting the gums and placing sutures are not necessary to prepare the area for the implants, which can be placed in about thirty minutes. Local anesthetic is all that is needed to have a pain free procedure and most people report no postoperative discomfort. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to integrate with the bone. Dental Implants have a success rate of about 96% and our fees are very competitive. Call us at 770-387-9249 for a consultation.

Dr. Slocum has been named as an Implant Director for the American Academy of Facial Esthetics Place Implant Now courses and instructs dentists at Todays Dentistry for implantology coursework and hands on training in Cartersville , GA.

He took his first implant course at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, in 1993 and has been placing implants since. He finds genuine satisfaction seeing his patients replace broken or missing teeth.

Dental Implants are the gold standard in dentistry. We love to place implants at Today’s Dentistry in Cartersville. Over the past twenty years, implants have become the most desirable method of replacing missing teeth. Implants replace both the tooth and the root. Dental implants are permanent fixtures that can be used to replace just one tooth, several teeth, or they can be used for implant supported dentures.

When spaces occur from losing a tooth, the surrounding teeth may tend to move out of place and affect your bite and chewing ability. In the past, bridges were indicated to close the space created from lost teeth, but that required grinding a healthy tooth. Dental implants act and feel like your natural teeth.

  • better esthetics – implants offer a more natural and realistic look compared to other alternatives since they are placed in the gum in a way similar way a natural tooth is supported.
  • preserving natural tooth structure –  placing an implant does not negatively affect the teeth adjacent.  Bridges require grinding down of the adjacent teeth on either side affecting at least two or more teeth.
  • reducing bone resorption – when a space is created from the loss of a tooth, the  supporting bone in the area will gradually recede. A dental implant placed in that space will provide stability and greatly reduce the amount of bone resorption in this area which; in turn, helps maintain the bone levels of the adjacent teeth.
  • retention – in the case of removable partial or full dentures, implants can help with denture retention for all patients.  Sometimes a group of implants can be securely attached to a denture to stabilize and keep them in place.

Dr. Slocum can evaluate you to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Many patients with adequate bone can have dental implants. An x-ray or CT-scan may be performed to help determine if you have enough bone present to place an implant and to determine the size and type of implant.

Implants have a very high success rate and are gaining popularity in the U.S. Only about seven percent of dentists in the U.S. are placing implants and we are glad to offer twenty plus years of experience in doing so. Once again, our office in Cartersville is an AAFE teaching facility where Dr. Slocum teaches other dentists to place implants. If you would like more information, call our office to schedule a consult with Dr. Slocum to see if you may be a candidate for implants.