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 Presentation

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.

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“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, Dr. Allen and Dr. Moeller 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, Allen or Moeller 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

5 out of 5 stars based on 23 Dental Implants reviews

Patient Review from Pauline C

I cannot express my appreciation for Dr. Allen & all the staff at West GA Oral Surgery. They understood my husbands health limitations & were very courteous/helpful to him through the different procedures he had. I believe with the bone grafting, my spouse went through 3 surgeries. After the very 1st visit, he had no worries what so ever as to going back for more surgery. He knew he was in the best care!!!!! Thank you all for all your help.

- Pauline C

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Patient Review from Jill A

Dr. Allen is a truly exceptional Dr. He is one of the most caring and personable drs. I have ever met. The efficiency and quality of care I received at this facility was outstanding. Highly recommend!

- Jill A

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Patient Review from HELGA F

This is the best Oral Surgeon around the best compared to the other one then I went to before.


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Patient Review from Candy C

If I could give Dr Z and his amazing staff 10 stars, I would. I was nervous as a cat when I walked in for my appointment, but everyone, from the check in tech to Dr Z’s awesome assistants was very comforting. One was placing a mask on my face, one placed an IV in my arm for that medicine from the gods, and one was placing a blanket on me because I was cold. I opted to be put under, and am so glad I did. All I remember after they placed the IV was asking whether I should begin counting down from 100. Two seconds later, I was out. Woke up about 45 minutes later asking “Is it over?” It was. I would highly recommend Columbus Oral Surgery. They are top notch and awesome!

- Candy C

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Patient Review from Nikki S

Dr Allen and his team were Exceptional! I was very nervous and Dr Allen has a way of making you feel at ease and comfortable! He was personable, friendly, patient, respectful and caring!! He and his staff answered all of my questions and seemed to care about me as a person not just a client!

- Nikki S

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Patient Review from April H

I was treated with the upmost respect by everyone in the office. i had 1 tooth pulled and 2 implants place, I did not feel any pain and the next day still no pain. i saw the X-ray and the placement of the implant was perfect. I would recommend the staff and Dr Mark Zwickey to anyone. His approach and knowledge was beyond perfect, they made me feel relaxed, he wasted no time getting the job done. i have worked in the medical field for 20 years and DR Zwickey is the best in his field i have ever known. Make an appointment with him and you will never regret your decision.

- April H

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Patient Review from Judy D

This office is one of the best organized I have experienced. This is my third procedure.Each time my waiting room time was minimal. The staff members are friendly, caring, organized, and very efficient. They kept me informed of each thing they were going to do. Dr. Zwickey is very gentle and careful not to cause any discomfort. The communication with my dentist is also very good.

- Judy D

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Patient Review from TRACY T

I look forward to my return visit, I had wayyyy to much fun, THANKS TO YOU ALL!!!.


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Patient Review from Christopher R

Dr. Allen is a life changer for me he brought back my confidence in a smile Thank you,

- Christopher R

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Patient Review from Terri M

I was in and out in no time. The staff was so courteous and professional. I couldn't ask for a better experience. Dr. Allen Rocks!

- Terri M

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Patient Review from Aaron G

I was pleased with their professionalism. I am really satisfied with Dr. Allen and his care for his patience. He has a wonderful, kind staff. Thank you for taking such great care of me. Everything went very smoothly.

- Aaron G

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Patient Review from Ron S

Over all service.....OUTSTANDING

- Ron S

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Patient Review from Pamela C

wonderful office staff who are attentive, considerate & competent. Good Job ya'll

- Pamela C

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Patient Review from Mila E

Great office, professional yet caring staff. Definitely would recommend Dr Allen, he has a wonderful bedside manner.

- Mila E

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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

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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


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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

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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

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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

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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.

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