Dentures Vs Dental Implants - LaGrange, GA

Understanding Your Options is the First Step to a New Smile

"A Disease Affected My Smile, Dental Implants Improved My Health Overall."

A Complete Smile Provides a Better Quality of Life

For many decades, dentures and bridges were the only options to replace missing teeth. Bridges were the best solution for single missing teeth, while dentures were used to replace many missing teeth or full arches. Since introduction of the first dental implants in the 1960s, continual strides have been made in implant technologies and techniques. Due to these ongoing advances, people with many missing teeth have far more choices today than just a few years ago. Options include traditional removable dentures, removable or fixed implant supported dentures or full mouth dental implants. Our implant dentist Dr. Chuck Pitts offers a wide range of dental implants in LaGrange, GA to restore your smile function and aesthetics, whether you’re missing one tooth, many or all of them. Implants for dentures help restore your natural bite force, prevent bone loss and stimulate new bone growth. Once dental implants fuse with your underlying jawbone, they offer unsurpassed stability, strength, function, aesthetics and longevity.

Dental implants make it possible to live a healthy, confident life with solutions ranging from removable dentures and implant supported dentures in LaGrange, GA to permanently fixed full mouth dental implants.

Comparing Fixed Teeth to Removable Options

Tooth replacement options can be fixed or removable, depending on your jaw anatomy and personal preference. Although modern dentures are made of hard acrylic resin with natural-looking teeth and a pink base that resembles your natural gum color, troublesome issues are common. Traditional dentures can be difficult to maintain, require food limitations and often become ill-fitting and painful due to ongoing bone loss and gum irritation. As such, frequent relining is required. After dental implants fuse with your jawbone, they provide permanent stability to restore about 99% of natural biting and chewing power, while preserving your underlying bone and facial aesthetics. With conventional dentures, the alveolar bone (bone that forms your tooth sockets) progressively deteriorates. This leads to recession of the jawbone and a collapsed, unattractive smile. If you’re looking for permanent dentures, fixed implant-supported dentures provide far greater stability than removable denture implants. You’ll be able to eat the foods you love and won’t experience the issues associated with traditional dentures.
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Implant Supported Dentures

Full Arch Fixed Teeth

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Get the Smile You Deserve From a Highly Experienced Implant Dentist

Whether you decide on implant supported dentures or conventional dentures, it’s important to seek treatment from an experienced implant dentist with a successful track record. Dr. Pitts has practiced dentistry for 40 years and has more than 1,000 hours of postdoctoral training as a restorative and implant dentist. During your initial complimentary dental implant consultation at Refresh Me Dental Center, Dr. Pitts will discuss your dental and medical history, take digital X-rays and a scan with cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) to assess your bone structure, nerve tissue and sinus cavities. About 150–200 images created in less than a minute are compiled into a single 3D model of your jawbone. This image is combined with sophisticated navigation software to precisely plan your implant placement. The great news is even if you have inadequate bone to support dental implants, active gum disease or need teeth extracted, Dr. Pitts has the expertise to help you become an ideal candidate for dental implants in LaGrange, GA!
Dr. Chuck Pitts And Refresh Me Dental Center Staff Showing A Dental Implant Patient His New Mouth With A Mirror After The Implant Surgery

Once the final restoration is attached to your implants, you’ll experience restored oral function and aesthetics, a huge boost to your self-confidence and an improved quality of life—for life!

Anxiety Free Dentistry

In addition to using a local anesthetic to numb your gums, we offer nitrous oxide and IV sedation to alleviate dental anxiety and make placement more comfortable. Dr. Pitts uses X-Guide®, a revolutionary 3D navigation system that extends the capabilities of CBCT technology to deliver greater precision and accuracy of the position, angle and depth of implants. Using this guidance, he carefully makes small incisions in the predetermined sites and places the implants underneath the gums into your jawbone. Temporary replacement teeth (e.g., dental crowns or an implant supported denture) are attached to the implant posts. As your mouth heals and the implants fuse with the underlying bone over the next three to six months, you’ll be able to eat comfortably and enjoy renewed smile aesthetics with the temporary prosthetic. Once the final restoration is attached to your implants, you’ll experience restored oral function and aesthetics, a huge boost to your self-confidence and an improved quality of life—for life!

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A State of-the-Art Smile is Within Reach

Dental implants in LaGrange, GA are one of the best investments you can make in your smile and quality of life. We’ve seen firsthand how dental implants change people’s lives and believe everyone deserves these amazing benefits! We don’t want financial concerns to stop you from getting top-quality dental implants, so we partner with leading third party-financing companies to make this transformative treatment more affordable.

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