Dr. Gregg Codelli
of Solid City Smiles is a periodontist who performs implant dentistry. Implant dentistry has become the most highly preferred method of tooth restoration in today’s market. Previous methods were found to cause damage over time. Dentures can irritate the gums and allow for bone and tissue deterioration. Fixed bridges can cause further tooth loss by damaging adjacent teeth and making them susceptible to decay. Dental implants, however, are small titanium posts in the jaw bone to stimulate growth and preserve soft tissue and bone mass.
are the most natural and effective treatment option for tooth loss. Dentures are made from foreign materials that cause irritation to gum tissue; implants are made from titanium, which is naturally compatible with the body. Once the implants have been placed, they become fused with the bone and act as natural tooth roots.
Research proves that implant dentistry yields better long term results. Dental implants are able to match the structure of tooth roots and function just as natural teeth would. With implant dentistry, there is no slippage or discomfort. Simple activities such as eating and speaking are natural. Dental implants also work to preserve the facial structure, and do not allow for bone or tissue deterioration. These factors combined make implant dentistry a better long-term solution for tooth loss.
Implant dentistry has been around for over twenty years. Patients who received implants over two decades ago continue to report optimum functionality. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime.
For more information about implant dentistry, contact Solid City Smiles in Atlanta, GA to schedule a consultation with Dr. Codelli
. We are happy to also serve the community of Sandy Springs, GA.