Implants Specialist

Nukoa Family Dentistry

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Duluth, GA

Advancements in dental technology have provided numerous solutions for the millions of Americans with missing teeth, including dental implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that hold crowns, dentures, and bridges in place. At Nukoa Family Dentistry in Duluth, Georgia, Dr. Juan Carlos Hernandez and Dr. Claudia Urrego-Torres offer dental implants as a way to secure your dental prosthetics. Call or book online to find out more.

Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are prosthetic screws, or artificial tooth roots, made of titanium that Dr. Hernandez or Dr. Urrego-Torres surgically fuses to your jawbone.

Once your jawbone has healed, and the implants are secure, a dental prosthesis — such as fixed or removable dentures, a single artificial tooth, or a bridge — is attached as a replacement for your missing teeth.

Artificial teeth are fixed securely on top of the implants to look, act, and feel just like your natural teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth.

The Nukoa dentists use dental implants to provide a sturdy base and security for numerous dental prosthetics. While there are standard-sized dental implants, other shapes and sizes are available to meet your individual needs.

What are implant supported dentures?

Some patients don't have the bone structure to support and secure dentures. In such cases, implants can create a permanent, immobile foundation for the dentures. Implant supported dentures are stable, fully functional, and give patients both confidence and dental security.

Why would I need dental implants?

You may need dental implants if:

  • You want to improve your speech
  • You have a missing tooth or missing teeth
  • Your dentures keep falling out and don’t fit comfortably

Tooth loss is the most common reason people opt for dental implants. Many people don’t realize how increasingly common tooth loss is and that injuries to the teeth can cause it, periodontal disease, or age-related tooth decay.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Your Nukoa dentist assesses your case and decides if dental implants are right for you. To be eligible, you should:

  • Have healthy gums
  • Have enough bone density to hold the implant
  • Be committed to proper oral hygiene and dental checkups

If you have a chronic health condition or have had radiation therapy to the head or neck area, you may not be a good candidate.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

The many benefits of dental implants include:

  • Improved speech
  • Preserving a damaged jawbone
  • Stabilizing your dentures
  • Being able to eat a balanced diet as normal
  • Replacing missing teeth with a natural-looking alternative

Dr. Hernández has a wealth of experience in placing, restoring and repairing dental implants. Inquire about this revolutionary tooth replacement solution and call or book your appointment with Dr. Hernández online.