If you are looking to permanently replace your missing teeth with a dental implant, our team at Montes Periodontics & Implant Dentistry can help you feel comfortable about your treatment option. Dental implants are made to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. They can also provide structure to the neighboring teeth in their proper place. Below, we have provided a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding dental implants. We invite you to review these questions and answers so you can be more familiar with how implant dentistry in Cumming, Georgia, can help you. Please feel free to contact us at 770-781-3685 with any additional questions, and to schedule your appointment with our doctor, Dr. Shelly Montes.

Do placement teeth look natural?

Whether we are replacing a single tooth or multiple teeth, our team works hard to match your restoration with the shape, color, and size of your natural tooth. Afterwards, most people will not be able to differentiate between your natural teeth and your replacement.

How long will a dental implant last?

Dental implants are designed to permanently replace your missing teeth. By taking care of your implant just like you would your natural teeth (daily brushing and flossing, regular visits to the dentist), you can expect your implant to last a lifetime. Of course, some accidents or illness may impact the bone to which your implant is attached, which could potentially lessen the lifespan of your replacement.

Is everyone a good candidate for dental implants?

Not necessarily. Because dental implants are infused with your jawbone, it is essential that you have sufficient bone density in the area where your implant will be placed. If you have significant bone loss, you most likely will not be eligible to receive a permanent replacement. When you visit our practice, Dr. Shelly Montes will evaluate your condition to determine if dental implants are right for you.

What happens if I break a tooth?

In most cases, broken teeth are restored with a dental crown. This is only the case, however, if the titanium anchor to your implant remains undamaged.

I don’t live in Forsyth County. Can I get new teeth in one day?

No. Before we can attach the crown to the top of your implant, the titanium anchor and your bone must properly fuse together. Recovery time varies by person, but most people fully recover between 3 and 6 months.

Do I have to continue routine cleanings to maintain a brilliant smile and healthy mouth?

Yes. Our doctor recommends that you continue to receive regular dental cleanings and exams after receiving a dental implant. These exams help us monitor the stability and health of your implant and oral health. Should any problems arise, routine visits help us catch and treat them early on.