L. Jason Payne, DMD
Dr. Jason Payne - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

L. Jason Payne, DMD
6095 Atlanta Hwy. Suite 200
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Ph. 770.614.7122


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Dental Implants

If you are missing teeth or wear dentures, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Used in dentistry for nearly 50 years, these tiny surgical cylinders act as a structural replacement for the root of a missing tooth to create a foundation for a dental crown or a bridge, or, to stabilize a denture.

For the convenience of our patients, Dr. Payne places and restores dental implants in our practice. In some cases, he may recommend that you see an surgical specialist for implant placement and return to our office for your final restoration.

The Importance of Tooth Replacement
If a permanent tooth is lost (other than a wisdom tooth), the entire bite is affected. In most cases, other teeth will shift into the space that is left open and drift into a spot that does not fit the bite properly. This can cause other teeth to move or create problems when the teeth come together. Over time, this imbalance of bite forces can lead to cracked teeth or even further tooth loss if the tooth is not replaced.

Single Tooth Replacement with a Dental Implant
Dental Implants are often the preferred approach to replace a single missing tooth rather than a traditional dental bridge, which involves drilling of surrounding teeth that may not need treatment otherwise. A single tooth implant can be restored with a porcelain crown to create a natural-looking result without disturbing adjacent teeth.

Replacement of Multiple Teeth using Dental Implants
Implants have changed the face of dentistry - in the past, without anchor support, the only option for replacement of multiple missing teeth was a partial or complete denture . Today, dental implants can sometimes make it possible to place a fixed bridge vs. wearing a removable denture. (anyone that wears dentures can vouch for how important this is!)

Denture Stabilization
Implants are ideal for locking in dentures. Patients that have had their dentures secured with dental implants often comment that they can enjoy foods such as soft breads or crunchy vegetables again without fear or embarrassment of loose dentures that slip and fall when eating or talking.

Are you struggling with missing teeth or loose dentures? Contact us to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Payne to find out how you may benefit from dental implants.



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