Dental Implants Stone Mountain

Turning to Innovative Tooth Replacement to Rebuild Your Smile

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At Rausch Family Dentistry, you don’t have to worry about traveling to another office to receive dental implants. Instead, Dr. Gerald Rausch places them himself. With advanced training and decades of experience, he can complete the start-to-finish dental implant process in-house so that you remain with the same great team. As a more permanent form of tooth replacement, dental implants in Stone Mountain can deliver exceptional results that produce life-changing benefits. Call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gerald Rausch.

Why Choose Rausch Family Dentistry for Dental Implants?

  • CT/Cone Beam Scanner for More Accurate Treatment
  • Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Placement & Restoration
  • Our Team Will Help File Your Dental Insurance Claims

What Are Dental Implants?

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Dental implants are unlike any other form of tooth replacement. Instead of replicating only the crowns of teeth, they go beyond the gumline to rebuild the roots. This means they offer what no other solution can – complete root-to-crown restoration. As one of the most popular methods of treatment for tooth loss, these prosthetics are commonly made of titanium because of how well they fuse to bone. Their placement, stability, and durability also make it so that they never need to be replaced (unless poor oral hygiene or trauma occurs).

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

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  • Initial Dental Implant Consultation – A scheduled consultation with Dr. Gerald Rausch must first be conducted before determining if you can move forward with dental implant surgery. This visit will help him to know whether you are in good shape to receive this type of care as well as whether you need additional treatment to address an existing issue (i.e., decay, gum disease, bone resorption, etc.).
  • Dental Implant Surgery – You will not need to seek a referral for this part of the treatment. Instead, Dr. Gerald Rausch is an implant dentist who can complete the entire process in-house. This means he will place each implant post into its designated socket so that it fuses over time.
  • Dental Implant Osseointegration/Abutment – Once you return home from surgery, you will rest the remainder of the day and allow osseointegration to occur, which can take a full 4-6 months. Once complete, you will need to receive your metal abutments, which are small connectors that attach to the implant posts.
  • Delivery of Dental Implant Restoration(s) – The last step of the process is receiving your custom dental restoration. Whether it is a crown, bridge, or denture, your new smile will be upgraded with the best materials, producing a glowing aesthetic and greater function.

Benefits of Dental Implants

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When considering the kind of advantages that come with other forms of tooth replacement, the benefits of dental implants are unparalleled. From the lifespan and durability of these prosthetics to their lifelike appearance and ability to minimize jawbone deterioration over time, you will notice a dramatic difference in the way you look, feel, and think. Your physical, mental, and emotional well-being are likely to improve when opting for dental implants, as they are truly life-changing for anyone suffering from tooth loss.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

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Adults who are missing at least one tooth are considered candidates for dental implants. A scheduled consultation with Dr. Rausch must first occur, though, as this will determine how quickly you can move forward with dental implant surgery. If your oral and overall health are in good shape, and your jawbone is dense enough to support your prosthetics, you’ll be given the go-ahead. However, if any oral health problems exist, or you need to enhance your jawbone density, we’ll recommend preliminary treatments before you can receive dental implants.

Missing One Tooth

Illustrated dental crown being placed onto a dental implant

Using a titanium implant post, a metal abutment, and a customized dental crown, we can replace a single missing tooth without altering any healthy teeth nearby. This method eliminates the need to rely on abutment teeth to anchor the prosthetic and instead, keeps the focus on the vacant socket that can easily be filled.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Illustrated dental bridge being placed onto two dental implants

With two dental implant posts, two metal abutments, and a custom-made bridge, our team can rebuild your smile so that it remains fully intact for decades. Unlike fixed bridges that require altering healthy teeth, an implant bridge can achieve the same goal without touching nearby structures, which is good news for the rest of your smile.

Missing All of Your Teeth

Illustrated full denture being placed onto four dental implants

While full dentures are much more dependable these days than they were decades ago, implant dentures are preferred because of their longevity and lifelike appearance. Using between four and six dental implant posts, a customized denture is secured on top to deliver maximum bite force so that you can eat all your favorite foods once again.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

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Determining the cost of dental implants requires that our doctors first assess the status of your smile, your health, and your jawbone. Based on their findings, a formalized treatment plan will then be crafted. Using the details of the plan, we will construct a cost estimate that makes it easy for you to review and determine how you plan to pay for your new smile. You can trust that our team will be here to file any claims on your behalf as well as discuss other options should you need an alternative way to pay.