Dental Implants act as permanent anchors for the root portion of lost teeth. Dr. Baker provides surgical placement of dental implants in her Norcross periodontal practice.
A dental implant is made of titanium or other biocompatible material, allowing it to work with the body's natural healing processes. Dr. Baker places the dental implant into the supportive bone during a surgical appointment. The goal of dental implant placement is to encourage growth of the surrounding bony cells to hold the implant firmly in place, a process known as osseointegration.
The dental implant is restored by the general dentist with a crown, bridge or denture. Once restored, it can make an extraordinary difference in the patient's ability to chew, speak and smile with confidence. Because they serve as a fixed attachment, dental implants are the ideal solution for locking removable dentures firmly in place and improving quality of life for the denture wearer.