Dental implants are the ultimate in cosmetic dentistry options. These “replacement” teeth look and function just like real teeth. Implants will last for decades, so they are a good choice for replacing missing teeth.
The cosmetic dental work involved with getting implants is a twostep process. The first step is to have an oral surgeon insert the titanium screw into the jaw bone. This will serve as the tooth’s “root.” After the oral surgery, the area needs to heal for four to six months. During this time, the titanium actually fuses to the jawbone, anchoring it in a manner similar to a real tooth root.
The second step is to insert the porcelain tooth and adhere it to the titanium screw. The replacement tooth is made in a dental lab, and the dentist fits it into your mouth so it looks like it’s always been part of your smile.
Dental implants are a naturallooking way to replace teeth that are missing or damaged and a great tool for improving smiles.
We have been closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation in regard to Coronavirus (COVID-19). In accordance with recent recommendations from the CDC and the American Dental Association (ADA), van Greuningen Dentistry has decided to suspend elective and non-emergent services at this time.
We hope to return to normal operation on April 6, but we are keenly aware this might need to change depending on the situation at that time. If you have an appointment during this time, we will be in touch to reschedule as soon as we are able.
We will, however, be available for emergency needs during this time. Please call 404-262-1456 for any dental emergency. We will be available during limited hours to handle administrative or other issues. We will check messages frequently during business hours. If you reach us during non-business hours, please follow the directions in the message.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Victor van Greuningen, DMD and Team.