Teeth are designed to work together. As a group, they help you chew, smile and speak. When one or more of your teeth are missing, the effects can be emotionally and physically devastating. Your local Gilmer dentist, Dr. Joshua Furniss understands how detrimental this can be.
Why Choose Restorative Dentistry?
Missing teeth affect more than just your smile and self-confidence. Failure to replace your missing teeth can lead to issues with your bite, tooth decay, and a weakening of the jawbone. It also leads to more wear and tear on your remaining teeth, which can lead to their premature loss as well.
Restorative dentistry focuses on pre
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends you visit your dentist every 6 to 12 months. Regular checkups can help you keep your teeth clean and your mouth healthy. However, whether you have lost teeth due to poor hygiene, illness, or an accident – your Gilmer dentist can do more than just clean your teeth. Let us take a look below.
Gilmer Dental Implants
The ADA recognizes two types of safe dental implants. Both require surgical procedures. The most common type is an endosteal implant. Endosteal implants are titanium screws that fuse directly to your jawbone after being implanted. The implant will take 3-6 months to fully integrate with the bone and finish healing, but the procedure is surprisi