When you have missing or broken teeth but also want to have confidence restored in your smile, there are several options to help you get the natural look and feel you want. Dr. Codelli is happy to offer both dental implants and dentures to our customers to ensure that we have a treatment option that works for everyone. Before you make a choice, we want you to fully understand the advantages and disadvantages of both treatment options. Statistics from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, close to 70% of adults in the United States aged 35-44 have at least one missing tooth. Missing teeth can be caused by tooth decay, gum disease, accidents or dental fractures. Fortunately, we can help.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are essentially replacement teeth placed in the jawbone surgically by a periodontist.  Implants can last for more than 20 years if they are placed and cared for properly. Typically, dental implants are chosen when there are only one or two teeth missing, but are quickly becoming an alternative to dentures even for those with several missing teeth. 

In order to have dental implants in Atlanta, GA, you must have good oral and overall healthy. The jaw and gums must be healthy with no sign of periodontal disease.
The down side of dental implants is that they are more expensive up front, but the investment pays off long term because they don’t have to be replaced as often.


Dentures are removable teeth that must be secured with denture adhesive to ensure they don’t slip out of place while you are eating or speaking. While dentures can also cause infection and decay in other teeth if they aren’t placed properly, dentures may be the most cost-effective, successful options for those with a weak or unhealthy jaw.

Let Us Help

Here at Dr. Codelli’s office, we are happy to discuss your options with you and come up with a treatment plan that works for your specific needs. Call us today at (770) 668-0604  to schedule an appointment.