Dental Implants

Savannah Dental

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Savannah, GA

If you’re missing any of your permanent teeth, dental implants can restore your smile, as well as your ability to bite, chew, and speak confidently. At Savannah Dental in Savannah, Georgia, the team of expert dentists places dental implants on-site. Using advanced technologies, including a 3D cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner, they can help you achieve a brilliant, healthy smile. To schedule an appointment, book a consultation online, or call the office to speak with a caring member of the administrative staff today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants serve as replacement tooth roots. They’re small posts made of titanium that provide a firm, long-lasting foundation for oral prosthetics like crowns, fixed bridges, or implant-supported dentures.

Unlike other types of restorations, implants don’t rely on your remaining teeth for support. Instead, the team at Savannah Dental places them into your gum line during a quick, outpatient procedure. Following treatment, your bone grows around each implant, cementing them to your jaw.

At Savannah Dental, Dr. Walinchus conducts most implant procedures. He’s a world-renowned implantologist and a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. When Dr. Walinchus isn’t performing implant placement, you can find him sharing his knowledge and expertise with colleagues and young oral surgeons.

What are the types of dental implants?

The team at Savannah Dental offers several types of dental implants, including:

Traditional dental implants

Traditional dental implants can replace one, some, or all of your permanent teeth. During a traditional implant placement procedure, Dr. Walinchus places a single post for each of your missing teeth.

Treatment typically takes 6-12 months and involves a series of surgical procedures. Though this might seem like a major investment, it’s important to remember that with good oral hygiene, traditional implants can last for the rest of your life.

All-on-4 implants®

All-on-4 implants can replace an entire arch of teeth with only four implants. What’s more, there’s no lengthy recovery period or waiting for a lab to make your prosthetics. You can receive teeth-in-a-day, snap-on dentures, or an implant-supported bridge in just one appointment.  

Single tooth implants

If you’re only missing one permanent tooth, consider single tooth implants. Dr. Walinchus places a single metal post into a small incision in your gum line. He then takes digital impressions of your remaining teeth and sends them to a laboratory that manufactures a crown or implant-supported bridge.

What type of dental implants is right for me?

The type of dental implants that are right for you depends on your oral health history, the condition of your jaws and gum tissue, and your budget. Following a comprehensive oral exam and a series of three-dimensional X-rays with the on-site CBCT scanner, Dr. Walinchus and the team at Savannah Dental can recommend implants that align with your needs.

To see if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, schedule an appointment at Savannah Dental. Book a consultation online, or call the office to speak with a caring team member today.