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Smyrna, GA, patients ask, “What are my tooth replacement options?”

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Dr. David Lamothe of the Smyrna Dental and Implant Center in Smyrna, GA,
As a child, losing a tooth is a rite of passage, with photos and notes to the tooth fairy. As an adult, tooth loss comes with no fanfare, and, in many cases, some anxiety and concern. Adult tooth loss is typically caused by decay or trauma to the tooth. Regardless of how tooth loss occurs, patients often immediately ask, “What are my tooth replacement options?”

Dr. David Lamothe of the Smyrna Dental and Implant Center in Smyrna, GA, advises his patients that there are several tooth replacement options:
  • Dentures: For many years, patients have used dentures to replace a single tooth or several teeth. These replacement teeth are held in place using a metal appliance or, in the case of full dentures, suction or denture adhesive.
  • Crown and bridge appliances: A replacement tooth that attaches to a dental crown placed on each side of the missing tooth is called a bridge and crown. This appliance cannot be removed for brushing and flossing and is custom made to be a precise match to the patient’s remaining teeth.
  • Dental implants: Patients who want a nearly permanent replacement tooth option often opt for dental implants. An implant is essentially a replacement tooth root, over which a crown is placed. This tooth replacement option gives patients the security of knowing their tooth will both look and function like a natural tooth and should last for many years.

About the dental implant process

While dental implants have great durability and longevity, the process does take some time. First the replacement tooth root must be inserted into the bone and the bone must be given time to heal. This ensures that the root is stable and secure. The healing process can take several months. Once the bone has healed, a replacement tooth is attached to the root on an abutment. With the replacement tooth in place, patients can speak clearly, smile confidently, and enjoy their favorite foods, knowing their tooth is stable and secure.

For more information about dental implants, call the Smyrna Dental and Implant Center at (678) 374 3764.

Dr. David Lamothe

Smyrna Dental & Headache Center

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Dr. David Lamothe at Smyrna Dental is dedicated to helping patients get back their confidence with a healthy and a happy smile. He provides services ranging from cosmetic and restorative dentistry with the help of the latest digital technology and equipment. With treatment options such as dental crowns, bridges, implants and full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Lamothe will help regain the smile you have always dreamed of.

Dr. Lamothe earned his dentistry degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch. He pursued to advance his knowledge with practice and continuous education through dental courses specializing in restorative and cosmetic dental techniques. Due to his years of expertise and skills, he is valued as a member of the National Dental Association and prestigious dental associations.


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