Dental Implants in Columbus GA
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
Dental Implants: A Better Way to Replace Your Missing Tooth or Teeth
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
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Surgical Advances in Dental Implants
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Zwickey and Dr. Allen are able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Drs. Zwickey or Allen performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Our Patient Testimonials
West Georgia Oral and Facial Surgery
Patient Review from Pamela C
wonderful office staff who are attentive, considerate & competent. Good Job ya'll
- Pamela C
Patient Review from Mila E
Great office, professional yet caring staff. Definitely would recommend Dr Allen, he has a wonderful bedside manner.
- Mila E
Patient Review from Ken P
Professional and friendly atmosphere. Procedure explaied fully and implant accomplished quickly and with very little pain. Would use again and highly. recommend to friends and family!
- Ken P
Patient Review from LISA-ANN U
I am so very grateful for Dr. " Z " and of his remarkable staff. Never, ever does a person look forward to oral surgery. I had teeth extractions, grafting and implants. I am 3 days out from surgery and I am doing very well. I am confident that my recovery is going so well because of the superlative care I received from Dr. Z and his staff. Every step, from the consult to the actual surgery went as I was told. Let's be clear, it all begins with a top notch oral surgeon, as Dr. Z, who really knows what he is doing. His staff explained every step , with no surprises. The day of surgery, the staff was calm, professional, which comforted any of my concerns. Every staff member and Dr. Z are well versed, knowledgeable and top of their game. The entire staff had a huge impact on my successful surgery. I would recommend West Ga. Oral Surgery to anyone. I
- LISA-ANN U
Patient Review from Melvin T
Dr.Allan and the staff were great, from the first day, and the day of the procedure, Top notch organization would highly recommend anyone that need implants, dentures to visit West Georgia Oral
- Melvin T
Patient Review from James S
Dr. Zwickey and the two staff assisting him during the two dental implants be done were excellent in keeping me informed and what to do after the procedure was over.
- James S
Patient Review from Kari M
I have dental anxiety and I needed a tooth extracted and replaced with an implant. I asked a million questions about the procedure and Dr. Allen and the staff were very patient with me and answered all my questions. Their patience, understanding, and kindness with me eased my anxiety greatly.
- Kari M
Patient Review from larry p
Dr. Allen performed implants for me and it was a very wonderful experience. his team of assistants were very friendly, professional, and their experience was very evident. I liked the way that Dr. Allen talked through the whole procedure letting me know what he was doing and it had a vey calming effect. I would recommend Dr. Allen and his team to anyone needing implants.
- larry p
Patient Review from Kim G
If your here reading reviews it probably means your gonna have to part ways with some major cash to have a procedure done. That’s just not a great feeling to start with. Then there’s the question is this gonna hurt and if so how long? Am I making a rash call to judgement? Am I in good hands? All these ?’s and then some danced around inside my cranium for several months. But then the time came where time was no longer on my side and I just had to bite the bullet and go see the doc. I’m a week post op with 4 dental implants now, and I can absolutely say Dr. Lee Allen is hands down the beez-kneez folks! He and his surgical staff will address all of your fears, concerns, etc. They explain EVERYTHING they are going to do BEFORE they do it. They do a jam up job at putting your anxiety to rest. Just a little advice if I may...it’s ok to do research on whatever your getting done but sometimes to much research is just that....too much! in my case “to much” just brought on more doubt and worry. So with that said, I’ll leave you with this.....if you want someone to listen, address your concerns, answer all your questions, be honest, and forthcoming upfront, and ABOVE ALL ELSE, DO A JAM UP JOB, then Dr. Lee Allen is the BEST! The only thing I left behind were some unwanted teeth and my wallet. All jokes aside, I never leave reviews unless I have a good reason, and this time I took the time because it’s not fair not to share! Dr. Lee Allen is very professional and highly blessed with talent. You won’t be unhappy!
- Kim G
The staff are concerned about your overall comfort. They learn your name and treat you more like family than a patient. They look forward to meeting you and working with you for your betterment and will work with you on cost and procedures. Excellent people, wish I would have meet them as next door neighbors and friends.
Patient Review from Lee N
The Staff and Doctors at West Georgia Oral and Facial Surgery treat you as if you were family (well liked family) and friends, not just as another patient. They take the time to listen to you and explain all procedures so you understand what is going on. They take the time with you, not your checkbook!
- Lee N