Dental Implants Specialist

O'Tisha Preston-Hill, DDS -  - Family Dentistry

Monarch Family Dentistry

O'Tisha Preston-Hill, DDS

Family Dentistry located in Douglasville, GA

Dental implants are revolutionary artificial tooth-roots that provide a sturdy base for more comfortable and natural-looking prosthetic teeth, such as dentures and crowns. O’Tisha Preston-Hill, DDS, is a skilled dentist offering state-of-the-art dental implants at Monarch Family Dentistry in Douglasville, Georgia. Dental implants are a welcome solution for missing teeth or dentures that don’t fit properly. Monarch Family Dentistry utilizes the latest advanced dental technology and equipment. Call the office today or schedule your consultation online.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants stabilize dentures, dental crowns, and other dental prostheses, so they remain securely in place. Dental implants are available in various different sizes and shapes.

Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots and are usually derived from titanium and inserted into your jawbone in an in-office procedure. Over time, in the months following your procedure, the implants fuse to your jawbone to provide you with a sturdy base for your replacement teeth.

Dr. Preston-Hill places your dentures or dental prosthesis on top of the implants to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.

Dr. Preston-Hill might recommend dental implants if your regular dentures are consistently falling out, if you want to improve your speech, or if you have missing teeth.

How are dental implants placed?

To place your dental implants, first, Dr. Preston-Hill administers an anesthetic and makes an incision in your gums before drilling small holes in your jawbone. She carefully places titanium implants in the holes and stitches your gums closed.

Once Dr. Preston-Hill has inserted your implants, it usually takes around three to six months for your implants and jawbone to successfully fuse in a process called osseointegration.

Following the healing process, you return to the office where Dr. Preston-Hill secures a supporting element (abutment) to the top of each implant. For the final step, Dr. Preston-Hill connects your prosthesis to the abutments.

Who is a suitable candidate for dental implants?

You’re a suitable candidate for dental implants if you have a fully grown jawbone, healthy oral tissues and if you’ve been unsuccessful with your regular dentures or other tooth loss solutions.

It’s also important that you don’t have any health conditions that could impact how your bones heal.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Monarch Family Dentistry offers dental implants due to the many benefits, such as:

  • Stabilizing your dentures
  • Preserving your jawbone and preventing future bone loss
  • Allowing you to eat your normal healthy balanced diet
  • Improved speech
  • Improved appearance of your smile
  • Improved dental health
  • Long-lasting results

Dental implants successfully replicate your natural tooth roots and the high-quality materials don’t deteriorate and decay like your natural teeth.

Discover the many benefits of this advanced dental technology and call Monarch Family Dentistry or schedule online today.