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Tooth Loss: Causes and Solutions Milton, GA
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Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to preserve their smile through all stages of life. Whether it is from an accidental injury or untreated dental problems, tooth loss can bring both aesthetic and functional consequences.

A tooth replacement solution should be sought in order to protect your existing teeth and prevent bone loss in your jaw. Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry offers dental implants as the leading choice in tooth replacement. Dental implants are the only way to replace your missing teeth and protect your entire jaw and tooth relationship. This type of prosthetic teeth look, feel and act most like your natural teeth. Dental implants are an effective solution for the following common causes of tooth loss:

Gum Disease: The leading cause of tooth loss is periodontal disease, which is essentially a localized infection in the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. If not treated, the infection progresses and results in unsupported or loose teeth. In advanced gum disease, the tooth can either fall out on its own or become damaged to the point that it needs to be extracted.

Trauma: Accidents happen. Unfortunately, they can affect your mouth and teeth in some cases. Mouth trauma can cause your teeth to fracture severely or be knocked out completely. In some cases, trauma can cause root fracture, which is not always noticeable until months later when an infection develops. Lastly, your tooth may need to be removed after chronic stress, such as an extreme grinding habit that has caused irreversible damage.

Tooth Decay: A cavity must be filled to prevent extensive damage. Untreated dental caries can lead to infection in the bone around the ends of the roots, which will then summon a tooth extraction.

Congenital absence: It is not uncommon for you to be born with tooth loss. This means that perhaps you had your primary tooth come in, yet there is not a permanent tooth to replace it. A baby tooth will often fail at some point (either due to dental disease or lack of root support) and need to be removed.

Tooth loss is not always in our control. Regardless of what has caused you to have gaps in your smile, the most important step now is to find a way to regain a complete set of healthy and attractive teeth. Ask us at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry about your candidacy for dental implants — the most sophisticated and revolutionary way to replace your missing teeth.

Posted on behalf of Georgia Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry

13075 Hwy 9, Suite 110
Milton, GA 30004

Phone: (770) 521-2100

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Our Patients Reviews

I was skeptical about going back into braces. Since this was my second round, I wanted something fast and affordable. I met with Dr. Patel and he was fantastic! He gave me different options, he was very detailed and he answered all my questions.

Karem M.

Dr. Patel is a gem of a person. My daughter is getting braces dine and dr. and staff make sure my daughter is comfortable with the treatment. Dr. Patel explains entire process patiently and gives time to answer any question we may have. Our experience is great and I strongly refer Dr. Patel for yours or your kid's orthodontics needs...

Dipal G.

Highly recommend Milton Dental Specialists!! They were so sweet to my daughter and took extra time and effort to make her enjoy her experience and be comfortable! As a parent this is much appreciated! My daughter left smiling and excited to have her teeth cleaned. Thank you Dr. Chong and Renal!

Natalie M.

An inviting waiting room with the front desk staff greeting me with a smile. Staff was very educated answering as many questions as possible since it was my first consultation for orthodontic help. Dr. Patel was VERY personable giving me all of the options for a plan of action the crowding of my teeth, and gave me all the information (time length, issues to be concerned with, financial differences) to help me choose the best plan for me. His details helped me to feel very comfortable with having to get braces as a female post 25+ years. I definitely recommend him as an orthodontist in the Milton/ North Atlanta area if you are looking for one. Best thing is that the first consultation was absolutely free!

Arti D.

Wow!!! What a great experience with Dr. Chong and Patel and their team at MDS. I was hesistant to send my kids to anyone but Dr. Chong just made my youngest feel so at ease that I knew this was the right place . And I’m now considering seeing Dr. Patel to finally get my teeth straightened after years of being apprehensive about my apprearance . Thanks to everyone at MDS

Jagdeep S.

Very happy with Milton Dental Specialists. Having a dentist and orthodontist in one location makes dental exams easy while wearing braces. They have great hours and are very accommodating for kids in school who don’t want to miss school for orthodontic or dental work. Very happy with both the dentist and orthodontist.

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