Dental Implants Specialist

Scott Veal, DMD -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Veal Dental Care

Scott Veal, DMD

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Dunwoody, GA

If you want to replace a missing tooth or teeth with one of the most advanced dental technologies available, then dental implants are for you. Scott Veal, DMD, offers high-quality dental implants at Veal Dental Care. With a dental implant, Dr. Veal can restore your missing tooth with a solution that feels natural and looks amazing. Scheduling an appointment is a consultation is as simple as calling the office in Dunwoody, Georgia, or using the online booking tool.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a modern and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. They’re artificial tooth roots embedded in your jawbone. Once your dental implant is in place, Dr. Veal attaches a restoration to it, like a crown, bridge, or dentures.

The combination of a dental implant and a restoration mimics the structure of your natural teeth, giving you a replacement tooth that looks, feels, and functions just like the real thing.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are so effective at providing a foundation for your restoration because they’re biocompatible, which means that the materials used in dental implants (typically titanium or ceramic) don’t register as a foreign substance with your body. 

Because of this, your dental implant actually fuses with your bone tissue as you heal from your procedure. A dental implant is effectively part of your jawbone, making it nearly as strong and sturdy a foundation as your natural tooth roots.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants have many advantages, including:

  • Enhancing your ability to speak and chew
  • Keeping your natural teeth from shifting out of alignment
  • Improving the appearance of your smile
  • Long-lasting and very durable

Dental implants also hold a significant advantage over other restorations, like dentures and bridges, because they provide healthy stimulation to your jawbone. When you’re missing a tooth root, your jawbone is deprived of the stimulation necessary to keep your bone tissue healthy and strong.

The artificial teeth in bridges and dentures rest on top of your gums and therefore don’t stimulate your jawbone. 

Dental implants, on the other hand, do stimulate your bone tissue because they’re connected directly to your jawbone. This stimulation helps prevent your jaw from becoming weak and keeps your face from developing a sunken-in appearance.

How do I care for my dental implants?

The beauty of dental implants is that they don’t require any special care. Because they mimic the structure of your natural teeth, all you have to do is utilize your regular at-home oral health regimen and maintain regular cleanings and exams with Dr. Veal. With proper care, your dental implants can last a long time.

Start the process of replacing your missing teeth. Schedule your dental implant consultation with the team at Veal Dental Care today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.